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We all love to attract Britain’s best birds to our gardens. But there is also other wildlife that pay our outdoor spaces a visit too. Badgers, squirrels, foxes and hedgehogs are often seen near our homes. Making sure they feel welcome is very important for conservation efforts.
Take a look at some of our top wildlife feeds and homes and start turning your garden into a wildlife friendly haven.
What wildlife would you like to attract your garden?
- Nestlings and Fledglings
As their name suggests, hedgehogs love to hide in the leafy undergrowth of hedges. Even if you don’t have hedges in your garden you can still attract hedgehogs by leaving some shrubby areas in the corners of your garden and cutting a small hole in your fence for easy access.
Our cosy nest boxes are specially designed to appeal to hedgehog’s nocturnal instincts. Try placing one in a shady, undisturbed spot, surrounded by piles of leaves. Hedgehogs need extra calories to prepare for hibernation. Why not leave out some protein rich meal worms for a tasty midnight feast.
Squirrels are acrobatic opportunists when it comes to sneaking food from our feathered friends. As many bird lovers know, they often find ingenious ways of breaking into bird feeders. To keep the peace in your garden make sure you have separate feeding stations.
Squirrels especially enjoy peanuts in shells and sunflower seeds.
Scatter them on trays to tempt them away from bothering your garden birds.
Nestlings and Fledglings
There’s nothing better than watching your favourite birds raise a family in your own garden. All birds nest differently. Robins like open boxes, whereas blue tits need a fully contained box with a small opening. We have a full range of nest boxes to accommodate a wide variety of birds and help make them feel at home.
Attracting pollinators to your garden encourages biodiversity and helps keep your garden flowering year on year. Not only do bees pollinate much of our native flora, they are also responsible for about one-third of our daily diet! While there are about 20,000 different species of bees recent studies have shown that a third of British wild bees and hoverflies are in decline.
Why not help encourage bees into your garden by setting up a bee hut in a quiet spot. It’s important that they rest safely through winter so they can store up the energy needed to pollinate our fruits, vegetables and flowers come spring.
Bats are surprisingly helpful garden visitors. They eat many garden pests such as mosquitoes midges, caterpillars, moths, gnats, and large flying beetles. Their dung also makes an excellent garden fertilizer that’s rich in phosphorous and nitrogen. Despite their somewhat fearsome reputation, they are naturally shy of humans and being nocturnal are only glimpsed come dusk. Sadly, bat populations have declined considerably in the UK over the last century.
Why not introduce bats into your garden by providing them with a specifically designed bat box suited to their needs.