Hampshire Life - - Wildlife -

As well as food, birds and other gar­den wildlife need ac­cess to fresh wa­ter dur­ing win­ter. If there has been an overnight frost make sure any wa­ter in your gar­den, whether a pond or a bird bath, isn’t frozen. Toxic gases can build up in a frozen pond and may kill fish or frogs hi­ber­nat­ing at the bot­tom. Never put salt or an­tifreeze in the wa­ter, or pour boil­ing wa­ter onto the ice; in­stead care­fully place a pan of hot wa­ter on the sur­face to melt a hole. Break­ing ice with force can also harm any fish or frogs hid­den un­der the sur­face.

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