Not many photos or much writing for Day 3 of 30 Days Wild as I’ve spent the majority of the day creating a simple ‘How To Guide’ explaining how you can use a Go Pro camera to go pond dipping.
Creating mini-wildlife photos is great fun. Find out how I got on photographing lions, tigers, giraffes, crocodiles and more in my own back yard.
Putting up nest boxes in and around your garden is an excellent way to help garden birds but providing a safe breeding site is only half the battle. During the nest building phase many birds such as Blue Tits and Great tits etc. are at their most vulnerable as they spend an extra amount of [...]
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Species: Great Tit (Parus major) Description: The Great Tit has all the characters of the other tits and is unmistakable, given its large, robust size, relatively heavy bill and domed head. The head pattern shows a black cap (glossy in males), neck collar and bib set against white cheeks. The back is green [...]
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] If you are reading this chances are you love watching wildlife as much as I do! One of the crucial things to be aware of when watching wildlife, whether in our garden or in the countryside is that there are laws that may have an impact on what we can and cannot do. [...]
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Species: Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) Description: Blue Tits are small birds with strong bills. One of the most noticeable features is the strong head pattern; the dark blue-black eyestripe and the brighter blue ‘skull cap’ are set against the white cheeks and forehead. The blue-green back becomes a brighter blue on the wings, [...]
[custom_frame_left shadow="on"][/custom_frame_left] Here's a question for you - We all know that birds lay eggs in some form of nest, be it a bare patch of earth, a few intertwined twigs or an elaborately woven piece of art. Many of those birds will happily use a nest box too but do you know exactly WHICH [...]
If you love the birds in your garden as much as I do why not have a go at making them a Valentine's treat! This hanging bird feeder uses a heart shaped baking tin and a a heart shaped snack tray.. [divider] Time Needed: 15 mins Why Do It?: Providing food for garden birds is [...]
If, like me, you enjoy indulging in a yummy Gu dessert you'll no doubt be left with a few glass ramekins. Rather than just putting them in the recycling bin why not have a go at upcycling them to a fab bird fat feeder?! [custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] [divider] Time Needed: 15 mins Why Do It?: Providing [...]
Sowing wildflower seeds in your garden is a brilliant way to attract wildlife! Seedballs are an easy and convenient way to add a wildflower patch to your garden (Find out more here). Here is a great way to make good use of your empty seedball tin once you have thrown your seedballs around the garden. [...]
Looking around the local discount store I noticed a microwaveable egg poacher for £1. I instantly thought that it could make a great window bird feeder. It's incredible easy to make and works a treat! [divider] Time Needed: 15 mins Why Do It?: Providing food for garden birds is a great way to help wildlife [...]