Lots of people I know in my village, buy poor quality bird food in supermarkets. I am wary of this and would always recommend providing less, better quality feed that is high in energy such as huskless sunflower seeds as birds need lots of energy especially this time of year when they are feeding their young birds. People often ask for a recommendation. Although a bit more expensive, these packs can be put up as they are without feeders and so are great for people who can't put up feeders or can't clean them out for any reason.
The food arrived in beautifully packaged cardboard boxes some of which you put up as they are without needing to fill bird feeders so saving time and money. Orders £20 or more have free delivery which is fantastic as it means you don't have to carry bird food home from the supermarket.
In the past, people used to say that birds only needed to be fed in winter especially when there is snow as this is when food is most scarce. I feel passionate about feeding our birds as with the loss of hedgerow and changes in farming methods feeding birds make big differences to the chances of young birds surviving.
About the Author
Her first conference was in 2016, which aimed to increase the ethnic diversity in nature by looking at the barriers to Visual Minority Ethnic (VME) people going out into nature, what can be done to overcome these barriers and how we can create VME role models. Speakers included Bill Oddie, Kerry McCarthy MP, Stephen Moss and Dr Richard Benwell. She also organised a second conference, Race Equality in Nature: The Next Generation 13-30 in October 2019 with Speakers Chris Packham, Bristol Deputy Mayor, Councillor Asher Craig, Green Party Councillor Cleo Lake, RSPB CEO Beccy Speight and Survival International CEO Stephen Corry.
She has also set up Black2Nature in 2016 with the aim of working with organisations to increase the access to nature of VME people and is President. Please connect with her on LinkedIn (Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig) so that she can invite you to join the Race Equality in Nature LinkedIn Group and be part of the change.
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