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Sparrow Drinking from Water Pipe

Watering your Wildlife

Did you know? Watering your garden shouldn’t just extend to the plants, flowers and vegetables you are growing. As the weather warms up, through springtime and into summer, it’s just as important to ensure the wildlife visiting your garden is watered as well.

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The Bird Box Buyers Guide

Bird Box Buyers Guide

Birds are using nest boxes as many of their natural nest sites are disappearing from our gardens and surrounding environment. With the declining number of wooded areas, hedgerows and large trees available, birds are having to find safe alternatives for somewhere to build their nests. This shortage of natural nesting sites for birds has played a part in the decline of some of the UK’s most iconic species.
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Wildlife for Wellbeing

Wildlife for Wellbeing

With many of us spending more time at home to protect ourselves and others, we want to show you that there are some positives for anyone self-isolating. If you’re up to date on the current advice, then taking a break from the news channel can surely bring some perspective and a relief from anxiety.
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tips for recording wildlife

Top Tips for Using Your Wildlife Camera

Wildlife trap cameras have been used by film makers and scientists for some time but it’s only in the last few years that this technology has become accessible and usable to everyone. Now we can really find out what wildlife is visiting our gardens and get a look into the secret world of the beautiful creatures we have living on our doorstep.
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National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week is organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and runs for seven days from 14th February each year. We spoke to Wildlife World’s Ecologist, Chantal Brown to get her advice about how, why and where to put up nest boxes in our gardens. 
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Hedgehog Care After Hibernation

Hedgehog Care After Hibernation

As winter starts to come to an end and warmer weather comes our way, we wanted to answer some of your questions about caring for hedgehogs when they emerge from hibernation. Find out more about what, when and how you can look after our spiky friends.
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What to feed garden birds

How to feed your garden birds

February is peak bird feeding month. Why? Because natural food reserves have been depleted through the winter and the weather isn’t yet warm enough for the nuts, fruit and berries they naturally eat to have developed. Find out what you can do to help the birds in your garden stay full and healthy now.

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The Big Garden Bird Watch

The Big Garden Bird Watch

From Saturday 25th January to Monday 27th January, the RSPB is running its annual Big Garden Bird Watch. The conservation charity wants to encourage all of us to take a moment to identify and count the birds which are visiting our gardens, local parks or nature reserves.

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How To Care For Your Nest Box

How To Care For Your Nest Box

If you get a lovely sunny weekend in November, it’s a great time to get out into the garden and clean out your nest boxes. Bird Protection Law allows us to clear nests between 1st September and 31st January only. And if you do it now, then you provide yet another habitat because new birds may use the box to roost in over winter to stay dry and warm.
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How To Choose The Right Hedgehog House For Your Garden

How To Choose The Right Hedgehog House For Your Garden

Choosing the correct wildlife home for your garden can be a daunting task. So, we’ve put together this guide on what a hedgehog house is and how to choose the right one for your garden.

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Solitary Bee Care

Solitary Bee Care Over Winter

Give your baby solitary bees the best possible start in life! Now that your solitary bee house is full of baby bee cocoons, how can you protect them over the autumn and winter to ensure they have the best chance of survival, ready for next spring?

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Ponds

Ponds

If there’s one feature you can introduce to your garden to help wildlife; it’s a pond. Almost regardless of how large a patch you have, introducing a bit of still water absolutely transforms your garden in terms of its value to living things.
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