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Birdie's breakfast

What do our feathered friends eat in your neck of the woods?

Have you ever had a look about to see what's in the sparrow or robin's larder in your back garden? If not, this is a fun activity to do with our kiddies now that the seedpods, fruit and rosehips are fresh for munching.

See how many of these treats you can find where you are:

  • Pinecones
  • Insects
  • Worms
  • Fruit (blackberry brambles, apple or plum trees, etc)
  • Snails
  • Holly berries
  • Grass seedheads
  • Nettle seedheads
  • Acorns
  • Rosehips
  • Spiders
  • Dandelion seedheads
  • Daisy seed
  • Frogs
  • Thistle seedheads
  • Fish
  • Butterflies or moths
Found 5 or fewer? (insects, worms, snails, spiders and moths are easy wins, no?) Consider changes your family could make to introduce a few more food sources and you'll attract more winged friends into view. Creating a natural area where grass is allowed to grow long and where roses and daisies are left to naturalise can be a quick win, but you could also consider planting bird-friendly wildflowers someplace in the garden next Spring--by next Autumn or Winter, the seedheads would be a scrummy food source for your local songbirds.

No luck? No garden? Head to the local garden centre for a window birdfeeder...after a few weeks of getting used to the idea, brave robins and blue tits are sure to pop around for a quick brunch now and again.

Bumble Box kits are designed to bring families together. We catch animals' footprints in the sand, give the trees a shake to see what's living in there, host a Family Olympics, plant a fairy garden, race homemade boats in the stream...you get the drift. Together, we'll make it through your family-time bucket list.

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