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New report again highlights the decline in insects and what we can all do to help
Latest News New report again highlights the decline in insects and what we can all do to help

This week sees the launch of a campaign by The Wildlife Trusts called ‘Action for Insects’, with the initiative based on a report into insect decline by Professor Dave Goulson (University of Suss

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The joys and horrors of Parakeets on bird feeders, and what we've learnt from our customers
Latest News The joys and horrors of Parakeets on bird feeders, and what we've learnt from our customers

Going back just a decade or so, if you didn’t live in the south-east of England then you probably wouldn't have had Ring-necked parakeets visit your garden. But now these colourful foreign invaders

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State of Nature 2019
Latest News State of Nature 2019

The 2019 State of Nature report, written by a group of professionals from over 70 wildlife organisations, has been published and it will come as no surprise to anyone that the findings are stark. Sin

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Autumn in the wildlife garden
Latest News Autumn in the wildlife garden

If you haven’t done so for a while, then getting feeders clean is super-important to the health and survival of the birds which visit your garden.

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Happy days and holidays
Latest News Happy days and holidays

Andrew Cooper, our guest blogger has been watching the butterflies in Devon

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Where do our familiar summer migratory birds go to for the winter?
Latest News Where do our familiar summer migratory birds go to for the winter?

As most people reading this will know, the songbird migrants which come to the UK to breed in the spring and summer aren’t species we can attract to our gardens with food, with the simple reason bei

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Our bag size guide
Latest News Our bag size guide

Buying in bulk makes more sense

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Keeping an eye on things
Latest News Keeping an eye on things

Our guest blogger Phil Pickin talks about wildlife cameras...

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At night in the garden
Latest News At night in the garden

Our guest blogger Phil Pickin has been looking out for nocturnal activities in his garden

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Ups and Downs of Wildlife
Latest News Ups and Downs of Wildlife

Opening the kitchen curtains this morning, I was greeted with a view lit by a warming early sun. A scene more like Watership Down than a Devon valley. Rabbits everywhere, scampering and leaping aroun

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July and August in the wildlife garden
Latest News July and August in the wildlife garden

July and August are perhaps the months where you enjoy the fruits of your labour in your wildlife garden rather than, well, carrying on with lots more labour. Therefore, with less to physically do un

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The privilege of sparrowhawks visiting our gardens
Latest News The privilege of sparrowhawks visiting our gardens

This might be one of the more controversial topics we’ve covered in our bird of the month series, as whilst many of you reading this will rejoice in the spectacle of a sparrowhawk arriving at high s

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The humble house sparrow - and why it needs your help
Latest News The humble house sparrow - and why it needs your help

If you asked most folk what they thought was the commonest bird in the UK, most would probably say the house sparrow. However, whilst that would have been true a number of decades ago, it certainly is

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Belarus, a dream that was more than a dream
Latest News Belarus, a dream that was more than a dream

During the first week in May I went to Belarus with a friend to see birds that we don’t, or seldom, see in the UK and also see a bit of life in Russia. Having said that, you don’t go to Russia fo

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BTO confirms what we already believed: feeding the birds in your garden increases their numbers
Latest News BTO confirms what we already believed: feeding the birds in your garden increases their numbers

Relatively small scale studies in recent decades have generally pointed towards a positive effect of feeding the birds in our gardens in terms of their numbers, but now a more comprehensive study car

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Only feed dried mealworms at this time of year if they're firstly soaked in water
Latest News Only feed dried mealworms at this time of year if they're firstly soaked in water

A few days back one of our customers alerted us to an advert on Facebook from another bird food company, as they were concerned that the message encouraged people to feed dried mealworms straight fro

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