While we harbour natural proclivity for the avian side of things, we’re big fans of bugs here. Aside from the fact that they feed many of our resident and migrant bird species, they’re also spellbinding to watch and possess many of their own merits. Have you ever taken a few minutes to watch butterflies flutter around a rose bush in your garden? When the light catches their wings, they can be a marvellous sight to behold. The same goes for bees, as they majestically hover their fuzzy little bodies from flower to flower. The dances of insects can provide mesmerising shows which take place right there in your garden. They may not be as glamourous as, for example, a Goldcrest perching on your windowsill, but they’re just as important and interesting in their own right. A fun fact: Goldcrests rely on spiders, moth eggs and insects to survive, so in order to attract such an insect reliant bird you should consider adding an attractive insect hotel to your outdoor space! You might also try to facilitate a “wild area” of your garden which will create a perfect natural home for creepy crawlies.