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What Kind of Bird Feed You Should Use This Winter

What Kind of Bird Feed You Should Use This Winter

‘Tis the season to be jolly’…..OK so maybe it is a bit early for a festive song! However, we think we can safely say winter is upon us. The first snow flurry has hit the farm today. Now being as we grow bird seed, we, […]

What Winter Birds Can You Attract To Your Garden?

What Winter Birds Can You Attract To Your Garden?

In the UK you would never know we are coming into the throws of Winter! The warm, sunny Autumn days are confusing to us and wildlife. As we look out across the farmland at Ivel Valley Farm, we have noticed how slowly the leaves are changing […]

10 Fun Facts About Finches

10 Fun Facts About Finches

A flock of Goldfinches is called a ‘Charm’. Finches are very social birds and can often be seen socialising with birds of other species. Although the Finch family is one of the largest bird families, Finches are actually one of the smallest in the world. […]

How To Keep Birds Fed This Winter

How To Keep Birds Fed This Winter

After an unusually warm, long summer and sunny start to Autumn, we can finally say welcome along to cold, crisp mornings and walks with crunchy leaves underfoot. Whenever Halloween approaches at Ivel Valley we start to think about what we can do in our gardens […]

How To Care For Hedgehogs This Winter

How To Care For Hedgehogs This Winter

Prickly or Cuddly? As if hedgehogs fluffy like exterior and sweet, tiny faces were not enough to melt the hearts of many a nature lover – Did you know a baby hedgehog is called a Hoglet? We can hear the collective sound of ‘aaahhhhhh’ from the […]

How To Attract Wild Birds To Your Garden

How To Attract Wild Birds To Your Garden

Buy high quality bird food from reputable suppliers. Avoid cheaper mixes which have a high % of lower cost grains such as wheat and barley. Premium bird food mixes typically contain peanuts, sunflower hearts, dried insects and sometimes suet. Use specialist feeders to minimise waste and discourage vermin such as squirrel proof feeders. […]