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Create a bird box for your garden

The bird nesting season begins on the 1st March through until the end of July. However, you may start to see your garden birds beginning to gather nesting materials a little earlier.
By creating a bird box and placing it in your garden, you’ll be making a new home for at least one of your local birds.

For a great guide, visit the National Trust website and follow their steps to the perfect nest box, here. If you want to attract a specific species, for example, a blue tit or a black bird, see the image above for the perfect sized entrance hole.

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Say no to plastic cutlery

After just one single use, most of them are thrown out and end up in landfills and waterways. Owing to its small diameter it is unlikely they will be recycled as it will fall out during a process designed to remove small items of contamination.

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Crush tin cans before recycling

The Wildlife Aid Foundation see so many animals, each year, that have become trapped in litter, such as tin cans. This type of discarded litter has sharp edges and can cause nasty injuries to wildlife whilst they’re out on the hunt for food.

Be sure to crush your tins and containers before recyling them properly. You could help save your local wildlife!

Visit the link below to watch Simon rescue a fox cub that has become trapped inside a tin can! https://studio.youtube.com/video/IF-Vg4PVJ6Y/edit/basic

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Switch your plastic containers to reusable self-sealing bags ๐Ÿ”„

This will not only help you cut down on your single use plastic, but it will also save you space in the fridge and cupboard too!

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Daffodils announce the beginning of spring

  • They are one of the rare species of plants that are able to successfully grow through the snow.
  • Due to toxic sap in the stem, daffodil should not be kept in the vase with other plants.
  • Squirrels won’t eat daffodils due to these poisonous crystals โ€” be careful to keep away from dogs, too.
  • There are at least 25 different daffodil species and up to 13,000 hybrids according to the Daffodil Data Bank.
  • Daffodils are surprisingly tolerant of cold, and they’re an ideal flower for novice gardeners

Plan ahead and buy yourself some daffodil bulbs, ready for planting in September. This will bring you beautiful flowers for next spring!

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