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Do Squirrels Hibernate?

In the late summer and autumn, squirrels seem to be everywhere in our local woods: flying through the trees, sitting bold as brass in the middle of paths nibbling on acorns. But come the winter, the squirrels are nowhere to be seen. Are they hibernating? If not, what do squirrels do in winter?

What Do Blackbirds Eat?

With their beautiful song, glossy black plumage and striking yellow beaks we all love a blackbird, they a welcome sight in any garden. Providing their favourite foods is probably the best way of making sure they visit you. So what do blackbirds eat? What’s their natural diet, what bird foods do they enjoy and are there any food you should avoid offering them? Let’s take a look.

What Do Squirrels Eat?

Nuts, nuts, nuts! This is what we think squirrels eat right? Well, they do eat nuts. But nuts are certainly not the only thing on the squirrel menu or even what they eat the most of. And some nuts can actually be bad for squirrels. Whether you are just curious or planning to feed your local squirrels, in this article, we have everything you need to know about the squirrel diet.

Will Cats Attack Hedgehogs?

Hedgehogs in the UK are in trouble. Their numbers are rapidly declining, and as responsible wildlife gardeners, we need to do everything we can to help them when they are on our patch. But what if your love of animals includes a love of cats? Will your cat attack visiting hedgehogs? Can you make a hedgehog friendly garden if you have cats? Let’s find out.

What Bird Table is Best? | 6 of the Best Handmade Bird Tables to Get Birds to your Garden Fast

A bird table is key to attracting birds to your garden. It’s a garden focal point, a source of endless entertainment. But how to choose? If you are looking for your first bird table or replacing an old one, the sheer number of options can be confusing. In this article, we will help you decide. We’ll take a look at the things to consider when choosing a bird table, and give you details of some of our own best bird table picks.

How To Photograph Garden Birds

Taking photographs of the birds in your garden can actually be a great place to start with wildlife photography. Although you could spend some money on a good camera, with a bit of planning and know-how, you can get great shots with a simple “point and shoot” camera or your smartphone. In this article, we’re going to show you how.

With Many Thanks From Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital

Last weekend was our Big Black Friday Give Back. We donated 10% of all the money you spent with us to animal charities. You told us which charities to donate to, and for our wild bird charity, you chose Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital. This week we’re going to share a bit about the work they do and how your nominations and donation will help.

How Do birds Mate?

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. But hang on a minute, exactly how do birds mate? Well, most birds do things a bit differently from us humans. In most songbirds, even the equipment is different and uniquely adapted to the needs of the species. Like everything in nature, it’s fascinating stuff. Let’s take a closer look