• Make a difference this Winter by looking after your wildlife regulars
  • From ensuring they have enough food and water throughout the winter, as well as places to hide or shelter in your garden, we share a few helpful tips top follow now the colder days are setting in
  • Kate MacRae from Wildlife Kate has appeared on Springwatch, Gardeners World and Autumnwatch to name a few, and tells us it’s not just our home we have to look after during the Winter but the wildlife in our garden too.

With the nights drawing in and temperatures beginning to drop, spare a thought for the wildlife in your garden, as you turn the heating on or snuggle up to the wood burner… now is the time to get busy to really make a difference to the wildlife in your patch.

Autumn and Winter is a great time to get busy in the garden both to attract wildlife and to help it survive these colder months. With food being more scarce, this is the perfect opportunity for you to get to know some of the feathered residents in your patch by providing lots of feeding opportunities. Thinking about how you manage your garden over the winter can also make a big difference to small mammals, insects and other invertebrates and all of the actions you take now will have a long term impact on the wildlife you can attract throughout the year.

Feeding the Birds

My love of wildlife started by feeding the birds. Growing up in SE London, my connection with my local fauna started with a bird table and feeders. I just loved watching the London sparrows squabbling over the seed on offer and I have fed the birds ever since.  The foods and feeders available to our feathered friends now is far superior to what was available when I was a child and this means that we can attract many more species to our garden than ever before!

This blog post aims to show you some fun and engaging activities for the whole family that can show you how you can really make a difference and in return, hopefully you will be rewarded with some great wildlife watching opportunities

About Kate:

Kate MacRae, also known as ‘WildlifeKate’ has appeared on BBC Springwatch , Autumnwatch, Gardeners’ World and Midlands Today showcasing her cameras and footage in her garden in Lichfield. She works as a teacher, consultant and also travels the country speaking to groups about her work. Her popular website and blog attracts hundreds of visitors on a daily basis. You can find out more at:

 Websites:

www.wildlifekate.co.uk

www.wildlifekateshop.co.uk

www.wildlifekate.wordpress.com

Kate’s other projects:

www.yewview.co.uk

www.mdjs-wildlearning.co.uk

Twitter: @katemacrae

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WildlifeKate