BRADFORD residents are being urged to give wildlife a helping hand this Spring by the RSPB and homebuilder David Wilson Homes.

A list of top tips has been written up to give wildlife a home in the gardens of Bradford this Spring.

They include building accommodation for bees using bamboo and small wooden boxes, and creating a ‘mini-pond’ using small containers such as washing up bowls.

People can also plant English lavender, bugles, and iceplants to entice butterflies into their gardens, get a birdbox for swifts, and plant sunflowers.

Adrian Thomas, wildlife gardening expert at the RSPB, said: “Spring is an important season for wildlife, with flower planting, animals coming out of hibernation and birds returning to the UK.

“Activities such as these can make gardens a haven for wildlife.”