Goldfinch and great tit on feeder. Image credit John Howlett

The value of gardens for birds

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most.


Kate Risely

British Trust for Ornithology

Kate Risely
Kate Risely

“My work is in monitoring garden wildlife. I’m particularly interested in how birds use the resources in green spaces in our towns and cities, and the benefits to human wellbeing from everyday contact with wildlife.

I work for the British Trust for Ornithology and I run our year-round Garden BirdWatch survey, in which people send in weekly lists of their garden birds and other wildlife. The survey has been running for 25 years. It highlights the value of gardens and in particular the food that we provide for birds.”

Find out more by following the Garden BirdWatch survey on Twitter.


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