Local Wildlife iDots

Uncover snowy patches for hungry birds

When winter arrives, snow fall can enormously restrict a garden birds access to food. Usually feasting on small insects under leaves and worms hiding in the soil, they find themselves struggling to break through the snow.
Next time it snows, be sure to clear a few patches in your garden or whilst out on a walk. You’ll be helping many birds survive the winter.

Here’s a handy guide from the RSPCA, to show you the best foods to leave out too. Click here!

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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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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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Get to know our British wildlife

Many of us have no idea of the wildlife that live alongside us, here in the UK. We have an abundance of mammals, insect and birds that call this place home.

Did you know that there are a staggering 27,000 different species of insect in the UK! Want to learn more?

Why not download our mammal quiz, along with many others from our FREE resources page – here!

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Create a safe watering spot for insects

Insects get thirsty too, and here’s a great idea as to how you can help!

  • Grab a shallow dish – this can be anything from a bowl in your kitchen, to a plastic pot headed for the recycling. A clean, empty mushroom tub or sausage tray would work perfectly.
  • Fill with different sized marbles or similar sized stones – this creates a platform for the insects to sit on whilst drinking.
  • Find a level spot to place your drinking station
  • Finally – Fill it two thirds of they way with fresh tap water.

Step back and watch to see which insects visit!

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