October 2015

Winter is coming: Helping your garden birds this season

October 26, 2015

AUTUMN IS A CRUCIAL PREPARATION TIME for garden birds anticipating the coming winter, during which exposure is at its peak and food is scarce. During winter, garden birds will not be able to forage for food and water in frozen ground and ponds, nor can they search for insects carefully hidden during hibernation in foliage. Combined with the fact that the temperature causes them to …

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Why regular fresh water is vital for garden birds

October 22, 2015

THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS that are easy to provide for your garden birds, from bird seed to birdhouses, but one of the most important things you can offer to your garden birds is fresh, clean water. Although birds do not need as much water to survive on as mammals do, because they do not have sweat glands, their access to it is still extremely …

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8 Birds to look out for over Autumn and Winter

October 12, 2015

In autumn and winter, providing food and water for birds can be an effective way of helping out, especially if there’s been a low yield of natural foods such as berries and nuts. In particularly cold autumn and winter periods, you may be lucky enough to see some interesting bird species to your gardens, as well as the ‘usual bunch’. So, we’ve put together this …

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Feed your hedgehogs before they hibernate

October 8, 2015

A few weeks from now, our fine spiked friends will go into hibernation. It is no menial affair that these hedgehogs must put on as much fat as possible; otherwise they risk dying in their sleep. And this, for such as beloved creature, one that resonates with symbolic pleasure as it gives us a glimpse of true rambling nature in our gardens, is simply unacceptable. …

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Funny Wildlife Stories: And The Winner Is…

October 2, 2015

Over the last two weeks we have been swamped with hilarious wildlife stories from you all, and here at Garden Wildlife Direct HQ we have certainly been amused by all your tales of the wonderful wildlife around you. Thank you to everybody that took the time to leave us your stories, we have worked through all of your entries and most regretfully there can only …

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