Interest in wildlife has never been higher, and studies have found that living in an area with lots of birds, shrubs and trees can have a positive effect on your mental health.
Attracting wildlife into your garden is not just good for your health and wellbeing, but can also make a big difference to the lives of our furry, feathered and scaly friends.
Individually each garden, wall or back yard may not seem much, but add them all together and UK private gardens make up an area the size of Somerset!
If you are lucky enough to live in a more rural area, then rural gardens and farmland make up around 70% of the UK; of this a sixth is woodland. So if each household does a little bit, we can make a big difference to our wildlife and birds.
Most garden birds have moved from their natural homes in woodland to take advantage of the food and nesting places in your gardens. Some rural gardens may see farmland birds visiting birdtables too.
Hints & tips to help your birds this winter