Friday, October 21, 2022
Many animals, including birds, hedgehogs, toads, and squirrels, could benefit from extra assistance, particularly during the autumn and winter months. With the colder weather approaching, it is important to pay special attention to these garden creatures. You give these animals a better chance of survival by using useful products. People can enjoy a more cheerful scene while also increasing biodiversity.
Birds in the garden
Birds in the garden add life and cosiness. However, it is also critical to assist birds in finding food and a safe place to nest. Birds are having a harder time finding food, and places to shelter and nest are becoming increasingly scarce.
Food for birds
Hanging bird food in the garden or scattering bird food will help birds find food and survive the difficult autumn and winter months.
Nest boxes provide a safe and quiet environment for birds to build their nests. A nest box protects not only the nest but also the bird itself from weather and predators.
Assist hedgehogs in surviving the winter
At night, hedgehogs forage for food. They sometimes walk several kilometres between gardens. Gardens are frequently closed, forcing them to cross the street. This is extremely dangerous. Creating a hedgehog highway with hedgehog gates is thus an excellent solution. This is a gate in the fence that allows hedgehogs to look for food in gardens as well, reducing the need for them to cross the street.
You can also assist hedgehogs by putting food in a special feeding dish.
Tip: Hedgehogs in your garden can be beneficial because they eat snails. As a result, you can avoid a snail infestation.
Provide a home for the toad
Did you know that toads help to keep harmful insects at bay in the garden? They are excellent natural enemies of many pests. As a result, they are an essential component of organic gardening. However, it is difficult for the toad to find shelter; therefore, with this toad house, you provide housing for the toad. Put this pot in a sheltered, moist, and shady area of your garden. Allow the toad to hibernate in the garden and reap the benefits in the spring.
Happy acrobats in your garden
Squirrels are becoming more common in gardens as it becomes more difficult for them to find food and a quiet place to nest in their natural habitat. By placing a feeder or squirrel house in the garden, you will make it easier for the squirrel to find a nice place and food. Did you know squirrels hide and sometimes forget to eat? As a result, they unintentionally plant new trees and are extremely beneficial to nature.