Incorporate a native hedge or tree into your garden for a natural place for birds to nest in or if you can’t have either of these, or even if you have both, install a man-made box. This gives more species a home to raise their young in and a cosy, dry place to roost during the winter which can be a life-saver. Read our article ‘Give a Bird a Home’ for some quick tips for maximum success.
Providing suitable nesting sites can be more beneficial to birds than putting out lots of food because if a species hasn’t got enough places to raise its young, it will decline, no matter how much food it has. As we now know, increasing biodiversity is as crucial to climate change as reducing our carbon emissions so make one more change towards making your garden a wildlife haven.