Wildlife gardens across the UK are brimming with life, from young newts and larvae in our garden ponds to the welcome return of our summer migrants, swallow and house martin! But don’t sit back and relax just yet – there it still so much you can do for wildlife in your garden this summer!
Provide live food for chicks in the nest and the fledglings after they emerge
Unfortunately the numbers of insects have seriously declined in recent decades which has had an impact on once common songbird species. One significant thing you can do at this time of year is to provide live mealworms in your garden, which will be readily taken by blackbirds, house sparrows, robins, most species of tit and starlings, with the adults feeding them to young in their nests and to the fledglings after they emerge.
Taking this action can directly improve the breeding success of the birds in your garden and surrounding area, and if you haven’t fed live mealworms before then here’s a guide from Vine House Farm on everything you need to know.
We also have lots of general guidance on feeding birds in your garden including information about feeders, bird baths and food types here.
By buying your bird food from Vine House Farm, you'll also be supporting your Wildlife Trust!