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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

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