October 30, 2023

Bringing Wildlife into your Winter Garden

After the water fights, the tomato harvest and the colourful blooms of the summer, our gardens can now start to feel still and quiet.

The last of the butterflies gives an occasional burst of colour – catching your eye. The leaves are slowly starting to blanket the lawn. Even the wasps have slowed down their frantic pace.

Does it feel a bit too quiet?

Don’t be fooled!

Not everything is preparing to hibernate – there may be plenty of wildlife in your garden. Discover the residents and visitors to your garden with this comprehensive set of identification guides from the Woodland Trust.

One of the easiest and quickest ways to encourage wildlife and to get visitors into your garden is by installing a feeding station for birds.

Encouraging Birds

Bird feeders can be hung on branches, brackets and hooks / poles. By offering a range of different bird food you will encourage wildlife and birds from fieldfares to finches, coal tits to collared doves. For different bird food types, you will need a range of feeders.

The Husqui bird feeder selection by Earthy Sustainable™ includes feeders suitable for peanuts, suet balls, suet cakes, and seeds.

Earthy Sustainable™ bird feeders and baths are made from agricultural by-products for example, wheat chaff, coffee husks, nut husks and straw. These waste products are blended with resin to create a beautiful material that is frost proof and durable.

Earthy Sustainable™ products help to minimise waste, and show an appreciation of the time, energy and water that goes into arable farming.

Not sure who’s visiting?

It will take a few days for the birds to find your feast. Keep your eyes peeled and before you know it, you will be topping up your feeders regularly.

This RSPB bird identification tool is a useful online tool – Find A Bird