The record breaking temperatures over August bank holiday will have got many people out into the garden and, although autumn is only just around the corner, David Coton can suggest these September jobs.
Everyone should be serious about encouraging wildlife, and whether you focus on pollinating bees, pest devouring birds or slug eating hedgehogs, David Hall has been looking at the products that Wildlife World design and manufacture to aid their conservation.
Wildlife World's exceptional products cater for a huge variety of species from birds and bees to dormice, frogs, moths and a host of insects that need our helping hand to survive.
Their design team works with wildlife experts and all their products are thoroughly tested so that they are fine-tuned and fit for purpose. This process can take up to two years and ensures that wildlife will fully benefit from the final product.
One that caught my eye at GLEE 2017 was the Dewdrop Wildbird Window Feeder which won the award for best product in the wildlife and pets category.
Designed to stick to a window, as the feeder is made from perspex, you have an unobstructed view to closely observe feeding birds from your kitchen or lounge. Suitable to fill with all kinds of bird food and simple to clean, a rubber sticker makes the feeder easy to re-position.
Other new innovative products include a Barn Owl Box, a solar powered illuminated Hedgehog Feeder, a Bat Rack for rooting bats, and a Triple Action Bird Box that can be used as an open fronted, small bird nest box or a feeder.
In addition to feeders, nesting boxes and insect houses of varying sizes and specifications, if you have been inspired by television programmes then you'll be interested in a selection of camera systems that allow you into a bird nest or to watch fascinating nocturnal garden activity.
There's even the 'Ultimate Wildlife Hide' designed with Simon King, made from camouflaged and shower proof polyester with various viewing options, the robust frame quickly pops up and comes with a carry bag.
Wildlife World are naturally committed to high environmental standards. Wooden products are constructed with FSC timber from sustainable sources and only water based stains and sealants are used. Recycled materials are extensively employed including plastics obtained from farm waste.
If conservation is important to you, then the impressive range and high quality of Wildlife World's products will satisfy anyone's desire to create a varied and thriving environment in their garden or in fact any outside space.
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