With bird nesting season in full swing – this is worth bearing in mind to give new fledglings a head start this Spring!
- keep cats indoors at dusk and dawn when wildlife is active
- consider attaching a bell to your cat’s collar so small birds can hear your cat is in the area
- position feeders away from walls and fences, to prevent cats from pouncing onto feeding birds
A charity has urged pet owners to keep their cats inside, while posting a picture of the ‘slaughter’ wreaked by felines on local wildlife.
Source: Cats should be kept inside says charity while pleading for ‘daily wildlife slaughter’ to end
Well done B&Q! As the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, they’ve just commissioned a report into the importance of gardens for wildlife, with practical ideas on how to help.
It includes a top 10 tips for beginner gardeners, including creating shelter, ponds, and making your cat safe and seen to reduce the threat to wildlife:
The report shows that 67% of people are concerned about British wildlife, and with 24 million gardens in the UK, there’s plenty of scope for people to get involved. Having a small garden doesn’t stop you from making a difference for wildlife. Even small spaces are valuable for songbirds and other wildlife. SongBird Survival have some great tips for small spaces, as well as lots of information on planting for birds.
With wildlife conservation news often focused on the doom and gloom, B&Q’s report shows that there’s a lot to be hopeful about in terms of UK wildlife.
To find out more about how you can help wildlife in your garden, read the full B&Q Nature of Gardens report here.