All posts tagged: garden

Robin

The robin is a familiar site in British gardens throughout the year, especially at Christmas. Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red colouring but are spotted with golden brown. They sing nearly all year round and are aggressively territorial. As well as being resident in gardens, robins also live in woodland, hedgerows […]

Gift ideas for a greener Christmas

Looking for festive gift inspiration that is sustainable, recycled and kind to the planet? We’ve selected our favourite gift ideas for those wishing for a greener Christmas…   Eco Recycled Bird Feeder/Cake Kit  Designed & manufactured in the UK, this Ashortwalk bird kit contains a feeder made from recycled yoghurt pots and a cake mix […]

Help hedgehogs in your garden + WIN! A Seedball collection

It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week and to mark the occasion Seedball has collaborated with People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) to bring you their new Hedgehog Mix – specially created to produce a hedgehog friendly wildflower patch in your garden. All flowers in the mix – a blend of Birdsfoot Trefoil, Poppy, Red Clover, Self Heal, […]

Watch wild birds live for wellbeing

Spring is a busy time of year for our wild birds who are currently nest building, looking after eggs and rearing their young.  For the opportunity to connect with nature and watch some of our native species, CJ Wildlife is offering a season of live nest box webcams to view from home. Take a front-row seat and […]

Good news for our smaller garden birds

The results for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch are in and reveal good news for smaller birds who were spotted in greater numbers in our gardens across the country this year. The wildlife survey, which takes place over the last weekend in January, attracts over half a million people of all ages with almost 8 […]

RSPB Breakfast Birdwatch begins

Nature conservation charity The RSPB is inviting us to join them for a daily Breakfast Birdwatch weekdays between 8 and 9am. A time when many of us would have been on our way to work or doing the school run, we now find ourselves with an opportunity to enjoy nature in our gardens at home. […]

Connect with nature for a boost to wellbeing

Spending time in nature and green spaces can relieve stress and anxiety with people reporting to feel much happier and healthier following an activity outdoors. In response to the recent coronavirus outbreak, and for those staying at home, The Wildlife Trusts has issued some simple tips and ideas to keep active while looking after yourself […]

Get growing to help our butterflies and moths

The Wildlife Trusts and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) launch their annual Wild About Gardens campaign this month. Inspired by a new film adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic, The Secret Garden – in cinemas from 10th April – gardeners are urged to get growing to help save our butterflies and moths. Gardens provide a vital refuge […]

Handy app offers top tips for helping hedgehogs

To coincide with National Hedgehog Day this Sunday 2nd February ‘Hedgehog Street’ has launched a new app offering monthly advice on how to help Britain’s favourite mammal. The new ‘Hedgehog Street’ app sends its users interactive top tips every month, showing how to help wild, native hedgehogs, together with all sorts of other helpful hedgehog […]

Top tips for wildlife photography using your smartphone

The RSPCA’s Big Garden Bird Watch takes place this weekend 25th to 27th January 2020 with thousands expected to be out in force for the world’s largest wildlife survey. If you’re looking to record sightings using your smartphone, it’s now possible to capture excellent wildlife photography with just your handset. Modern smartphone cameras are regularly packed with […]