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Watch out for molehills starting to appear

Keep your eyes peeled for moles diging around in your garden! They are notoriously hard to spot, so, if you have a trail camera, you might have more chance at catching a glimpse during the night. The camera might even spot animals you weren’t aware of. See how many species you can name!

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Start teaching your children, early on, that the planet matters

The next generation are the ones that will save our planet. It only takes 30 seconds to show your child how to place an item in the recycling. This is just one example. Our website is filled with activities to teach you children how important nature and the environment around them really is!

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Let your garden grow wild!

Whilst still feeling the brunt of the latest strom to pass over the UK. Why not take advantage of the bad weather and skip the gardening for a while (or at least a little part of it!).

By letting even just a small area of your garden grow wild, you are giving a helping hand towards the nature in your local area. You’ll find that when the weather starts to clear, you’ll have created a little haven for all manner creatures to forage and nest in safety.

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Brave the Bad Weather if You’re Able

With Storms Ciara and Dennis battering most of the UK recently, many people have been staying inside to avoid the bad weather. But people often fail to remember that our wildlife is also suffering at times like this. You may argue that ‘they’re animals, they’re used to it’ but the truth is, wild animals natural habits have been so affected by human interference, that they often now heavily rely on human actions in order to survive. When people decide to stay inside an avoid the outside world, the actions they normally take that many creatures rely on are no longer carried out.

Ducks and swans at ponds aren’t fed by eager school children. Dens and burrows are flooded by excessive rain. Bird feeders and water bowls are left empty and uncleaned. Plants that insects rely on to survive are unprotected and can be destroyed. While many of these things can’t be helped because we simply can’t stop bad weather from happening, there are certainly things we can do to help.

If you have a local pond or lake that you know is normally visited regularly, but will remain empty when it’s raining, try being the one person that braves the storm and feeds them regardless. Don your warmest raincoat, put on your wellies, fill up a bag with nutritional goodies (not bread…) and head along to your local wild water source to feed the animals that reside there. The same goes for feeding wild birds. If you normally have a feeder that goes empty when the weather’s bad, brave the bad weather for a minute or two and refill your feeders to help out the local wildlife. Animals need the energy they get from food in order to make it through tough times, especially when it’s cold and wet.

Stay safe during this stormy weather, but be sure to think of nature too. If it’s easy and safe enough for you to make it outside, please consider the animals that will suffer during this weather too.

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I saved toilet roll inners for planting seeds

To save on buying plastic pots I saved up all our toilet roll inners to use to start my vegetable seedlings this year!  I got my family to save theirs too and I will repay them with vegetables later in the year.

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iHelped save a pigeon from fishing wire whilst on holiday

Whilst away in the Canary Islands, myself and two others spotted one of the pigeons being fed, had wire wrapped tightly around its feet!

We managed to attract it with crumbs, just close enough to grab it and remove the wire with nail clippers.

Hopefully it will now live a long and happy life.

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Keep a hole in a frozen pond

My garden pond kept freezing over during the night, trapping the frogs and insects underwater, so I put a half-filled water bottle in there overnight. This is removed each morning, leaving a hole for anything that needs it!

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Make or buy a bird table for your garden

With a little adult supervision, making a bird table for your garden can be a fun, creative activity. 

Whether you buy or make your bird table, you will be giving a helping hand to your local birds. In the cold days of winter, food may be scarce and hard to find, so pop a mix of seeds and mealworms out for any struggling birds. The hot summer days can also be difficult for our feathered friends, with water levels low. By placing a small, shallow dish of water on your bird table, you will give them a safe place to rehydrate! 

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