Gift ideas to help you share the spirit of the season with your garden wildlife
YOU may have done all your Christmas shopping for friends and relatives, but what about the visitors to your garden?
suggests splashing out on a gift to see your garden wildlife through the winter and beyond...
1. Wooden Squirrel Feeder,
£16.99, CJ Wildlife, birdfood.co.uk
KEEP squirrels away from the bird feeder with a dedicated one of their own.
2. Bird Food Christmas Wreath, above,
THE Bird Bakery’s Christmas wreath is made from a mixture of sunflower hearts, peanuts, safflower, white and red millet, kibbled maize, peanut granules, oats and wheat.
3. Ceramic Bird Feeder Robin,right
£12.99, shopping. rspb.org.uk
BRIGHTEN up your robin’s life with this colourful ceramic bird feeder. You can fill it with seeds, suet pellets, mealworms or even high-energy sprinkles.
4. Bee-r Barrel Bee Habitat, left
INVEST in this quirky bee-r barrel. Hang it in the garden and it should fill up with baby bees during the summer, with new adults emerging the following spring.
5. Posh Shed Company Bird Box, below,
£21 each, theposhshedcompany.co.uk
THESE snuggly nestboxes are super stylish, and suitable for house sparrows, great tits, the nut hatch and lesser spotted woodpeckers, and available in six pastel shades.
6. Greenkey Large Bat Box,
right, £12.99, amazon. co.uk
BATS get a bad rap but they actually eat many nuisance bugs, such as mosquitoes and midges, so welcome them into your garden with this bat box.
Encourage squirrels away from bird feeders with their own supply of food