Help the birds

PEOPLE in Somerset are being urged to make their gardens more bird-friendly.

PEOPLE in Somerset are being urged to make their gardens more bird-friendly.

The Royal Society for the Protection for Birds (RSPB) believes greener gardens are crucial to the survival of bird populations, which are facing a decline.

Gardeners are being asked to leave patches of long grass to attract birds and provide a mixture deciduous trees, native shrubs, climbers and honeysuckle, roses or ivy which can provide food and shelter for birds.

The advice is being dished out as part of the charity's Homes for Wildlife campaign. To find out more visit www.rspb.org.uk/hfw or call 0870 240 1001.


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