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5 Simple Tips To Help Save Our Hedgehogs

November 19, 2019

It’s a little-known fact that the UK’s Hedgehog population is in rapid decline, with our domestic garden areas now caring for the majority of our remaining prickly friends. In fact, Hedgehogs have seen a 50% decline since the year 2000!  That’s a staggering figure which we all need to do our part to turn around.  You can help by giving them an opportunity to survive …

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6 Top Tips To Help You Care For Wild Birds This Autumn

October 16, 2019

Autumn is one of the best times to observe many forms of wildlife.  At this time of year, it’s common to see the Brambling, Redwing, Waxwing, Fieldfare, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Siskin, Spotted Woodpecker, Jay and more as they start to bulk up before Winter.  It’s important for them to find plentiful food sources at this time of year, in fact their very survival through the …

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Niger Seed: What You Need To Know

June 14, 2019

What is Niger Seed? Niger seed (often called Nyger Seed or Nyjer Seed) comes from an African yellow daisy. It is rich in oil content and highly nutritious. It’s perfect for treating the small birds in your area – particularly goldfinches. You might also see Niger Seed referred to as ‘Thistle Seed’, but they’re actually two different seeds. The general belief is that this misconception …

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Where to position a nest box

January 24, 2018

There are many considerations when deciding where to position a nest box. These include; practicalities, the types of birds you’d like to attract and avoiding predators. Avoiding direct sunlight and wind – we want to welcome birds into our gardens and into nest boxes, so avoiding direct sunlight and wind will make the nest box more comfortable for birds and their chicks. Keep clear of …

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