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Latest How the birds in our gardens can help us

In the extraordinary situation we all now find ourselves in, because of the Coronavirus crisis, those of us with a garden will probably never be more thankful for it. Even if it’s...

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A bright thought
Uncategorised A bright thought

Perhaps taken for granted and even misnamed, the most beautiful flower and herald of spring must surely be the primrose. The Latin name means 'first rose', despite the fact they are not a member of t

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Time to look
Uncategorised Time to look

The phrase, 'turned life upside-down' has been used many times to describe how life has changed since the emergence of Covid-19. The impact on our lives has been profound, but since the implementatio

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Nature - our solace in difficult times
Uncategorised Nature - our solace in difficult times

It would be something of an understatement to say 'we are experiencing difficult times at the moment'. Sadly the messages we are getting are almost exclusively bleak, and while difficult times bring

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Lockdown on a wee nature reserve in the Scottish Highlands with red squirrels
Uncategorised Lockdown on a wee nature reserve in the Scottish Highlands with red squirrels

I’d be lying if I said the current virus crisis had massively affected the way my wife and I live. Sure we don’t go out for lunch or a coffee once a week like we usually do, and yes I’m a bit s

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Our core range of suet products are now back in stock
Uncategorised Our core range of suet products are now back in stock

A few weeks back we had to report that most of our popular suet products were out of stock. This happened as firstly we had a huge surge in demand as the lockdown took hold, and secondly because our

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Unexpected consequences
Uncategorised Unexpected consequences

The Coronavirus lockdown impacted on just about every area of life. But as we start to return to some form of normality, we are beginning to find out more about some of the less obvious impacts of th

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Now is a great time to join your local Wildlife Trust
Uncategorised Now is a great time to join your local Wildlife Trust

It’s been widely reported in the media that charities have been struggling to both operate and raise funds in the current virus crisis, and this has certainly been true for The Wildlife Trusts –

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Large Birds & Live Mealworms - Managing Supply & Demand
Uncategorised Large Birds & Live Mealworms - Managing Supply & Demand

For anyone feeding the birds in their garden, there are few things more rewarding than putting out live mealworms in the breeding season. The spectacle of adult birds taking the mealworms to their ne

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House Martin Migration 2018 & Helping Them Nest
Uncategorised House Martin Migration 2018 & Helping Them Nest

House Martin Migration House Martins normally arrive back on our shores from sub-Saharan Africa during April, though some years these small, acrobatic white-rumped birds will start to appear at th

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How to Help Garden Birds & Wildlife in Hot & Dry Weather
Uncategorised How to Help Garden Birds & Wildlife in Hot & Dry Weather

With news this week of a hosepipe ban coming into force in NW England, potential bans elsewhere, and with a ban already in place in Northern Ireland, the effects of our exceptionally dry spring and s

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The Benefits of Nature, Birds & Wildlife
Uncategorised The Benefits of Nature, Birds & Wildlife

Each of us has our own reasons for being interested in nature, and birds in particular. For some people the reasons are scientific, recording spring migrants and the numbers of any given species visi

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Nicholas' Collection of Royalty Free Wild Bird Photography
Uncategorised Nicholas' Collection of Royalty Free Wild Bird Photography

Festive Wild Bird Photography Update: If you enjoyed our array of festive photos, why not take a look at our 'Springtime' collection on Flickr? Whether you fancy yourself as something of a

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Live Mealworm Shortage & Alternative Foods
Uncategorised Live Mealworm Shortage & Alternative Foods

Well, it couldn’t have come at a worse time of year, but the fact is that our live mealworms supplier – who’s the only commercial breeder in the UK – is currently unable to supply any stock,

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Alternative foods to suet for your garden birds
Uncategorised Alternative foods to suet for your garden birds

For many of our customers and rightly so, suet products have long been a favourite food to attract birds into their gardens. However, our main supplier of all types of suet-based product – so suet

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Uncategorised Vine House Farm and The Wildlife Trusts Celebrate Milestone in Partnership

One man’s passion for the natural world has led to his family supporting UK wildlife conservation to the tune of £1,000,000, through feeding birds on a spectacular scale. Nicholas Watts’ pass

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