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The Big Garden Birdwatch 2018 Results

Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by BeeHappy, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. BeeHappy

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    Thank you for submitting your results and taking the time to count the wildlife that's counting on you.
    Thank you very much for taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch 2018. It's been running since 1979, so we've now got 39 years of data to look back on. This information is vital, as is shows us the species that need our help, and the ones that are thriving. Then we can put steps in place to put that right.
    420,489 of you took to your gardens and parks this year, collectively spotting an incredible 6,764,475 birds! Take a look to see the full results for the Big Garden Birdwatch 2018.
    Big Garden Birdwatch Results 2018 - The RSPB

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      Planting gorgeous sunflowers is one of the easiest ways to provide food for birds in your garden, and they’re excellent fun to grow.

      Many of us feed the birds, which is great and helps them make it through difficult times of year. But using your garden to 'produce the goods', rather than shipping everything in from a distant field, is really fulfilling and better for your carbon footprint.

      It’s a great activity for kids, too – consider planting several sunflowers and having a race to see who wins.

      Sunflowers are useful plants to have in a wildlife-friendly garden. Bees, and sometimes butterflies, love the nectar and feed on the flowers when they’re in full bloom. Then greenfinches and goldfinches will munch on the nodding, drying seedheads.


      Are you doing this activity as part of your personal plan? Either take a look at your progress or create your own easy-to-follow personal plan to help you give nature a home where you live.

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        Mine have been sat on the coffee table for three weeks i will get them planted up this week :biggrin:.
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        @martin-f :spinning: Nice selection :thumbsup: ....im doing mine tomorrow too :heehee:
         
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          Thanks BH, there from pond stretcher i think :scratch: one of the pond shops anyhow £2 :), i had the same packet two years ago and they all did very well, last year i spent a fortune on individual packets and they was rubbish :frown: so back to what i know, i might start them off in what was going to be a summer house mice cant get in there, the mice have dug all my seedling up in the GH little blighters :heehee:.
           

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