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Top Ten Gifts for Wildlife Friendly Gardeners this Christmas

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.

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How To Care For Your Nest Box

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.

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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

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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Which Hedgehog House?

Hedgehog House

Hedgehog Houses are a year-round wildlife habitat that’s perfect for attracting hogs into your garden. 

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Chemical Free Gardening

Chemical Free Gardening

There are four groups of animals which can act as natural predators for the pests we often get in our garden. Encouraging these four animal groups into your garden, vegetable patch or allotment will help to control pests without having to resort to chemicals. Read more

Extended Care of Natural Wooden & Brushwood Habitats

Hedgehog House

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.

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Solitary Bees Begin To Emerge

The weather is warming up and spring is here.

That means, if you haven’t done already, you should start to see solitary bees emerging during April and May. After which they will mate and the females will return to the hive and lay their own eggs.

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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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National Nest Box Week

Brushwood Robin Nester

National Nest Box Week is organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and runs for seven days from 14th February each year.

 

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