Tag - garden animals

KEEP YOUR ROBINS ROCKIN’

STEP INTO THEIR CLAWS If you’re a bird in winter these are your problems - there’s hardly any food about; your water supply becomes a block of ice; there are less places to hide as half the leaves have dropped and your predators are even hungrier; oh, and it’s minus degrees and all you’ve got to keep warm in is your own body fat - which means you’ve got to find food, expose yourself to predators, keep near to your flock, [...]

JOIN IN THE BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT

The ‘Big Butterfly Count’ finishes on August 12th, so if you’ve not begun counting already then you still have time to join in the WORLD’S BIGGEST butterfly survey. WHY GET COUNTING? Well apart from a bit of fun - and doing something alongside David Attenborough, a big advocate of the count - the health of the butterfly population is a pretty much spot on way of telling the health of the UK’s wildlife at large. Butterflies have an incredibly rapid response [...]

ATTRACTING BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN BY A GARDENER

Attracting Birds to your garden by a gardener. There is a lot of information flying around on the internet on ways of attracting birds to your garden by feeding birds and installing bird boxes. This can be done in two ways: The ‘direct route’ which is to supply birds a variety of foods such as seeds, nuts and fat balls and to provide water, either with a pond or birdbath. The indirect route which is which is to provide man made [...]