so far we have:
- planted some sunflowers
- cleaned bird feeder
- cleaned dish and put out fresh water
- put hay/straw in mini ornimental, now wildlife house and its only midday EcoPenguin
The best planting times are between October and April, but avoid planting in waterlogged soil. If you don’t have a garden, no fear, you can plant trees and shrubs in containers, at any time of the year!
In the UK, its an illegal offence to disturb a nesting site, so, from March through to the end of July, make sure you hold off on trimming back your garden foliage. Birds will be nesting and hedges not only provide the perfect protection from predators, they also provide vital food sources.
At Wildlife Aid, this is what we call our ‘orphan season’ – the busiest time of the year, where incubators and enclosures quickly fill with young birds and other orphans, having been injured or removed from their nests.
Please make sure you check your garden and trees thoroughly for wildlife, all year round. You never know what could be living there.