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Attracting Autumn birds to your garden

October 24, 2017

Autumn brings all sorts of changes to your garden, and with it comes a whole bunch of different wildlife visitors, particularly bird species. Garden birds benefit from feeding all year round, but the colder months are a time of vulnerability for them, and therefore it is the perfect opportunity for providing supplementary food.Of course, with many of this season’s visitors migrating from Northern Europe, and …

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BBC Autumnwatch 2017

October 13, 2017

BBC Autumnwatch returns this year to its Springwatch home in the National Trust Sherborne Park Estate in Gloucestershire. For the first time, presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games will return to the Cotswold countryside to host the Autumn wildlife television programme at the end of October. The four day series is one of the UK’s largest live outdoor broadcasts bringing viewers the best …

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BBC Autumnwatch 2016

October 11, 2016

BBC Autumnwatch BBC Autumnwatch returns this year at the RSPB Arne Nature Reserve in Dorset, where they will host the wildlife television programme starting on the 24th October 2016. Hosted by presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games, celebrating its 10th anniversary, Autumnwatch has returned to our screens after the succession of the previous episodes. One of the UK’s largest live outdoor broadcasts will …

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BBC Autumnwatch – bird feeder experiment

November 6, 2015

The content below is not original to Garden Wildlife Direct. The original source can be found here on the BBC website (2015).  This week, we’ve been running live cameras on a bird feeder to find out what the local birds most like to fill up on. First experiment We put out an even percentage of sunflower seeds, oat grain and barley grain to appeal to the local farmland birds. We …

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All you ever need to know about wild bird feeders

June 24, 2015

The choice of wild bird garden feeders is wide, and the type abundant, but don’t worry because here we have decided to give you a complete rundown of the most common forms of bird feeder available for your garden. Depending on your aims and goals, for instance if you know there’s family of goldfinches nearby and you want to attract them to your garden, then …

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National Hedgehog Week

May 1, 2015
Its Hedgehog Awareness Week

National Hedgehog Week Sunday 3rd May marks the start of National Hedgehog Week. The British  Hedgehog Preservation Society works hard to ensure our hedgehog populations  are safe by highlighting the major problems that face British hedgehogs and how we can all help. There are lots of ways we can all get involved and so much any avid gardeners among us can do to help our …

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