HAVE A WILD CHRISTMAS!
RAINFOREST PRO BINOCULARS, £140-£160
Meade Instruments Know someone who’s wild about wildlife? Then look no further than Meade Rainforest Pro Binoculars. Integrating fully multi- coated BAK-4 prisms and ultra-precise phase coated optics into a rugged all-weather frame, Meade Rainforest Pro Series Binoculars defy the elements to bring you the ultimate viewing experience. Waterproof, nitrogen-purged and rubber-armoured for supreme durability, with Rainforest Pro you need know no bounds. 0333 123 4262, www.meade.com
BARN OWL NEST BOX
The Owl Box Sanctuary We make owl boxes for Barn, Tawny and Little owls, plus bats, garden birds and others. All owl boxes are made of 9mm exterior plywood, painted with water based wood preserver and have felted roofs. These boxes have been specially designed for each individual bird or animal. All profits go to The Owl Box Sanctuary where we look after most wildlife. Our aim is to return them to the wild as soon as possible. 01248 421 091, www.theowlbox.co.uk
ADOPT A BEEHIVE, £30 +pnp per annum
The British Beekeepers Association A delightful idea from the British Beekeepers Association, allowing you to become an ‘armchair beekeeper’ while helping to save the honey bee. Adopt your beehive from one of ten regions across the UK and receive this welcome box of bee related goodies, plus three updates a year with news from your beehive and its beekeeper. Reg charity no. 212025. 0845 680 7038 (BBKA HQ), www. adoptabeehive.co.uk
THE TILLEY HAT, FROM £65
Tiley Endurables The famous Tilley Hat – manufactured in Canada for men and women worldwide. Ideal for the traveller, outdoor adventurer, or anyone who just loves getting out and about. Tilley Hats are guaranteed for life against wearing out, and properly sized for a perfect fit. In organic and waxed cottons, hemp, eco blends, technical wool blends, and lightweight synthetics. 01326 574 402, www.tilley.com
Christmas is coming! Whether you’re buying for the outdoor enthusiast or wildlife lover, here are a few ideas for that perfect gift
WILDFLOWER SEEDBALL TINS, FROM £5.99
Seedball 100% British-made stocking filler to help bees and butterflies! Seed balls are an easy way to grow wildflowers - no digging or expertise required, simply scatter onto soil. Clay casing and added chilli powder naturally protects seeds from birds and ants, while peat-free compost provides extra nutrients. Great for gardens, planters, and window boxes. Founded by conservation scientists / native UK seed / British steel tin / 20 balls per tin / up to 100 seeds per ball. Yay! 020 8444 9906, www.seedball.co.uk
WILDERNESS SPOTTING SCOPES, £150-£345
Meade Instruments Waterproof, fog-proof, nitrogen purged and encased in a toughened rubber shell, Meade Wilderness Spotting Scopes are built to endure a lifetime of use. Large, precision-ground lenses with anti-reflective coatings gather generous amounts of light to deliver high- definition views with brightness and clarity that brings even the smallest detail to life. Bird-spotting, wildlife, landscapes and more - let the adventure begin! 0333 123 4262, www.meade.com
NEST BOX AND FEEDER CAMERA SYSTEM
Gardenature Watch in the comfort of your own home. The simple and effective way to create your very own wildlife tv channel, with this two-in- one camera system. Designed for all year round viewing. Use the code WL10 for a 10% discount.
For more information visit the website or give us a call. 01255 514 451, www.gardenature.co.uk
COSY ALPACA BED SOCKS, £16
Perilla Treat your feet this winter to gorgeous, cosy 90% alpaca bed socks that are made in Britian. Alpaca has higher insulating properties than any other fibre and is far more hard wearing. Great colour palette of cream, pinks, purples and red that come in four sizes from extra small to large.
Can be beautifully boxed and make a superb Christmas gift. 01886 853 615, www.perilla.co.uk