Garden wildlife during winter

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
After some ideas for food/shelter for the wildlife in our village garden, so far we have a couple of bird boxes, and bird feeding station with nuts, seed mix, suet fat balls and a bug mix in a suet block

What else can we buy or do for the animals this winter please?

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  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    I believe a log pile is ideal, bugs, spiders & insects hide there, which may provide food for animals higher up the food chain

    And of course, even though it's winter, water if ice around
  • MysteryMeMysteryMe Forumite
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    I was going to say water is as important as food so glad the post above mentions it. Some birds are ground feeders and wont go on bird tables or hanging treats so perhaps put some food out on a dish or straight onto the floor. You could offer some niger in a feeder for the finches. Also try spreading the feeders around, if they are all on the same feeding station then birds can be bullied off by their bigger more boisterous cousins.

    Once you start feeding don't stop, the birds will come to rely on you in harsh weather. Also consider planting shrubs in your garden that produce natural food such as berries. Pyracantha are popular with birds in winter time.
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