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.
So, what better time is there than this to think about the wildlife in our gardens? If you’re sat at your home office desk, or spending time in bed resting and recovering, one of the best things you can do for your mental health is to look out the window. And once you start looking, you start noticing!
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. With infrared vision, wireless connectivity and powerful mobile apps, there’s affordable tech to help you do it so here’s our top 5 tips to get the most from your wildlife camera.
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.
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.
Looking for the perfect stocking filler for your loved one this Christmas? Look no further than Wildlife World’s top five ideas. All under a fiver and the perfect size to fit any fire-side stocking on Christmas Eve. Sure to bring a smile to the face of any wildlife loving relative and offer a gift for nature for the birds, bees and butterflies in their garden.
Looking for the perfect present for a friend or relative who’s always out and about in their garden, veg patch or allotment? Wildlife World sells a huge variety of wildlife friendly feeders and habitats to encourage the birds and the bees into your garden – as well as butterflies, hedgehogs, ladybirds, bats… the list goes on. From prices starting at less than a tenner – perfect for stocking fillers – to high tech wildlife cameras and professional hides, there’s something for everyone this Christmas.
How and when to clean out a garden bird 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.
All wildlife habitats should be checked annually for any damage or deterioration. Re-paint with water-based paints, tighten loose fixings or make repairs as necessary to keep the habitat in safe and well-maintained condition, as you would your own home space. Clean out bird houses in Autumn and clean & sterilise bird feeders, tables and bird baths regularly to maintain good bird hygiene.