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Essential information for looking after birds in the winter

If you’ve left out food and water for birds during summer, you might be interested to know that slight changes needs to be made for the winter period – and whilst the changes might be tiny for you, they really do help the birds out. So, if you’d like to know how to make sure you’re keeping the birds that visit your garden safe and

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Back In the Air – 5 British Birds Back from the Brink

Throughout the centuries, humans have had a substantial effect on the population of our British birds. This is a reason many species have become extinct in the UK, and why various schemes have been put in place to bring them back from the brink. Now, many of our favourite British birds are once again thriving. Here are some of our most popular ones:

The Red Kite

The

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National Botanic Garden of Wales launches butterfly rescue

We need to make next summer a Butterfly Summer – and we need to start work right now.

As a reaction to the grim picture painted by this year’s Big Butterfly Count of dramatically falling numbers, experts at the National Botanic Garden of Wales are urging everyone to play their part to protect these important pollinators.

Head of Science and Education, Dr Natasha de Vere said: “We

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Growing Food and Feeding Nature

It’s well known that many industrial farming practices can be damaging for wildlife, and for this very reason, many of us see growing some of our own food in the back garden or allotment as a great way to reduce our environmental impact.

Growing your own food is great exercise, fun, and nets tasty produce to boot! Regular exercise can contribute to maintaining a healthy weight,

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Bakker Spalding’s tips for a bird-friendly winter garden

Winter is notoriously a difficult time of year for birds, and figures from bird monitoring schemes suggest that populations of the most widespread species have dropped by around 421 million across Europe since 1980. Food is hard to come by in winter, making it extremely important that we do everything we can to encourage birds into our gardens throughout the winter. Here, Adrian Nind, Managing

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Haith encourages bird feeding with Help To Fly

That expensive gym membership may help the way the outside world sees us, but what about committing to a New Year’s resolution that’s good for the soul and great for nature; how about helping more birds to fly? Bird food company Haith’s is encouraging more of us to take up the hobby of bird feeding and they’re contributing to the cost with their affordable “Help

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Haith’s stopping squirrels hoarding UK’s autumn nuts

As a nation of wildlife enthusiasts prepares to feed the birds this autumn, garden birders can breathe a sigh of relief that Haith’s – the bird food specialist – has plenty of tricks up its sleeve to help outwit marauding squirrels and protect the nation’s peanuts.

Earlier in 2015, Haith’s conducted market research to find out what were the most common problems associated with feeding wild

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Helping Garden Wildlife During The Winter

The winter forecast warns that parts of the UK will suffer temperatures dropping to -27 made even the most enthusiastis Winter lovers shudder. You will certainly take steps immediately to prepare your home, car and garden for that endurance contest brought on by Mother Nature. The Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reminds all who have gardens or even vacant land to also

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2015 to include snakes and legless lizards

Grass snakes and slow worms will be added to the world’s largest garden wildlife survey on 24 & 25 January 2015

More than half a million people are expected to watch and count their garden birds for this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in January, with some surprising new creatures on the list among our feathered friends too.

The survey, now in its 36th year, provides information

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Protecting Garden Wildlife in Winter

If you are lucky enough to have a garden frequently visited by wildlife then you may think your job is done for the year once winter rolls around. Not so as those animals still need looking after during the coldest months. This goes for both the wildlife that lives on the land and in water, and here are a few simple, and easy to implement

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