Are you feeding birds in your garden? It’s a great thing to do – birds are absolutely vital for our eco-system. They gobble up pests (meaning we don’t have to cover our lawns in harsh chemicals) and they even alert us when there are changes in our environment that need […]
Over recent years there has been a decline in the number of hedgerows in our countryside leading to a shortage of berry laden trees and shrubs which are a vital source of nutrition for native garden birds during the autumn and winter months. Shrubs and trees such as Rowan, Cotoneaster, […]
As the winter months draw in each year, you’ll undoubtedly soon start to see a decline in the number of birds you see in your garden as they migrate in search of warmer climes. Whilst this is a disappointment for most bird and garden lovers, it is of course imperative […]
Shocked at the decline in our native birds the people at Sykes Cottages recently conducted a survey to find out how many people had a nest box in their garden; the survey showed that less than a third of people do. Following on from these results they produced very interesting, and useful, visual […]
Creating a garden that is a little more accessible to the local wildlife isn’t a difficult task but does take a little planning. One of the simplest ways to provide a safe and animal-friendly garden is to recreate a garden that emulates a natural wildlife habitat. Water attractions are vital […]
If you’re lucky enough to have a reasonably sized outdoor space to call your own, then you may as well encourage local wildlife to share it. Creating a habitat for wildlife means endangered species and vulnerable animals will have a better chance of survival, so you can do your bit […]
Springwatch is back! Join the team for three weeks of live animal drama in glorious high definition! Once again the Springwatch team will be celebrating the best of our wildlife bringing you news and action live from across the country. As in previous years you are invited to get involved […]
This week I made my own fat feeders and it was surprisingly easy and cheaper than buying them.
The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) is running lots of projects to raise money to fund research into honey bee health, and education programmes for beekeepers.
A well designed and maintained garden is a joy but what make a garden complete is to have it full of bird song and the fluttering of butterflies.