Design with Wildlife in Mind…
Gardens are an extension of our home, and how we style our garden is becoming more important to us than ever. CJ Wildlife, Europe’s leading supplier of wildlife care products offer over 1600 products in designs to suit any garden.
All of their products have been designed to ensure they are first and foremost suitable and beneficial for the wildlife they are intended. From the recipe for their seed mixes, to the entrance holes on nest boxes or the positioning of perches on a feeder – everything you buy from CJ Wildlife is guaranteed to be the very best for your garden birds.
And whilst the end consumer – your wildlife – is the top priority when it comes to the products they supply, CJ Wildlife hasn’t forgotten the importance of an attractive garden, or the varying different tastes we have for our outdoor spaces.
Whether you have a traditional country cottage garden or a modern, vibrant, colourful urban retreat – if you want to attract more wildlife to your garden, CJs will have something to fit.
For those of you new to bird feeding, read on for CJ Wildlife’s beginners guide below, and get more tips and advice from their website www.birdfood.co.uk
Why feed garden birds?
Most bird species have declined since the 1970s as a result of environmental changes such as the intensification of farming, land reclamation and drainage, the replacement of native woodland with intensive pine plantations, land development and, of course, pollution.
We shouldn’t overlook the fact that feeding the birds isn’t just good for them – we benefit as well. Lots of people get immense pleasure and satisfaction from watching the birds as they visit the feeders and bird tables. Often this is enough, but many of us go on to learn more about the birds that we see, both from our own observations and from television, books or magazines.
How do you get started?
Visit the CJ Wildlife website – www.birdfood.co.uk – and you’ll see a wider range of foods and as a general rule, the more varieties of foods you offer in feeders, on tables and simply scattered on the ground, the more species you are likely to attract. However, some are more widely enjoyed than others and are excellent to get you started:
Hi-Energy No Mess Rich in energy and appeal to a wide range of garden birds
Peanut Cakes Inexpensive and particularly good for the colder months.
Mealworms Packed full of protein and ideal for hungry, growing chicks.
Fat Balls An affordable favourite with a wide range of species and can be fed in a number of ways
A few expert tips:
- Feed the birds in your garden all year round, but avoid having whole peanuts available other than in wire mesh containers during the breeding season – you can of course, provide kibbled peanuts.
- Wildlife friendly plants can provide suitable nesting sites, areas for shelter, edible berries for birds and mammals as well as flowers which will attract beneficial insects.
- As well as providing good quality food for your garden birds it is also essential to provide a regular supply of fresh drinking water. Our bird baths are ideal for this but a garden pond or even an upturned bin lid can all provide this valuable water source.
- Putting up nest boxes that replicate birds’ natural nesting preferences can encourage them to breed near your home.
For more hints & tips on caring for your garden wildlife, sign up to receive CJ Wildlife’s FREE Guide to Garden Wildlife
Order online at www.birdfood.co.uk and enter voucher code UKART17 at the checkout for 15% off your order, or call on Freephone 0800 731 2820. Free next day delivery available on all orders for £25 or more. Offer valid until 31st May 2017.