Three Easy Steps to Create a Fair Trade Avian Paradise in your Garden

February 23, 2017

Unless you suffer from Ornithophobia, you can probably appreciate that birds are largely a positive force in the world.

While you could list some of your least favourite birds – crows, seagulls, pigeons perhaps – there’s still something pretty special about an encounter with a winged visitor.

It’s a micro piece of joy when you spot a robin on a winter day or you see a heron standing guard at the river. Aside from the environmental benefits they bring – seed dispersal, insect control to name two – birds are just nice to have around.

And if you get your set up right, in your own garden, you can benefit from the brilliance of birds every time you look out the window.

Now is the time to act and all it takes is to follow these three steps…

 

1. Give them a place to perch...

A bird bath or a bowl feeder provides a place to rest and recuperate for birds in your area. Position it in a visible part of the garden near enough to a tree or hedge and birds will love it.

This hand painted, fair trade feeder is a beautiful and cost effective way to start…

bird feeder

 

2. Give them a good feed…

Birds, like most of us, love to be fed. It doesn’t need to be fancy… nuts, seeds and if you want to treat them in winter then a fat ball should do the trick. This terracotta fat ball bird feeder is a great way to attract some wildlife…

 

 

3. Give them a home…

You know your garden is a fully fledged avian paradise when birds begin to make their permanent residence there. So give them a warm invitation with a nesting box or bird house.

This rustic bird house, made by artisans in the Philippines, makes a lovely home for a lucky bird…