First sharp frost for your wild birds
Stock up with wild bird food.
-3° this morning here in Shropshire, first job, to break the ice on the water dish, so after giving it a wash, I have now (better late than never!) added a dose of Ice Free, a perfectly natural ice prevention liquid that will prevent freezing down to -4°
Next job is to make sure the wild bird food
is topped up, I like to think that at this time of year and in cold conditions the wild birds will be feeding in our gardens and they become reliant on us to provide the nutrition and sustenance they need to see them over the winter months.
Wildlife also gets to rely on us for food, Squirrels Hedgehogs and other small mammals all need a helping hand to get through the cold, I always think that they have a seasonal clock inside them and they know when to go find a warm nest and a close by food source, very few seem to get caught out by a sharp frost and they don't have the benefit of the TV weather forecaster! (who does seem to be getting more reliable lately).
So, if you haven't already done so, now is a great time to stock up on your wild bird food and wildlife food supplies
ready for the cold winter months.
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Look after the wild birds and wildlife in your garden this winter.[/caption]