Five things you can do to attract animals to your garden
Whether you choose a two-metre (6.6-foot) monstrosity or make your
own, a bird feeder provides for all avian visitors to your property. Put out a wide variety of seeds, nuts and fruit.
A few packets of seed mix and a patch
of soil are all you need to make a miniature meadow. Use a fine mesh to stop birds from snatching up the seeds before they have time to grow.
Creating corridors for wildlife prevents animals from getting stuck in one place and allows them to travel to find water, alternative food sources
and reproductive partners.
Bird and small mammals
If you don’t live close to a natural source of fresh water, provide a birdbath or ground-level dish of water. Not only can animals take a drink, but
birds can bathe in times of drought.
Birds and rodents
Cats are popular pets, but they can have a devastating effect on fauna and have been known to drive species to extinction. Make sure your cat has a loud bell to announce its presence.