News and Events For the Birds Birds are an important part of biodiversity that we must protect and support. Their beautiful song and fabulous style keep us entertained, and remind us just how incredible our wildlife really is.You might like to take a look at what plants are growing in your garden, around your estate, or apartment building, and consider adding native plants that provide natural food for birds.In addition to providing shelter for birds (and for native insects which birds can to feed on), the native plants listed also offer food for birds as seeds or fruit. No space for planting trees where you live?You can still help birds and biodiversity with feeders. Check out the tips and bird menu below! 🐦Tips for Bird FeedersHANG FEEDERS IN VIEW OF A WINDOWThis allows you the enjoyment of observing the birds who visit your feeders. It will also reminds you to keep the feeders topped up!KEEP TO REGULAR MEAL TIMESMake sure to fill your feeders at the same time every day as your birds may become dependent on this food source, especially in winter, and can waste valuable foraging hours waiting for the food to appear.KEEP FOOD FRESHDon’t offer damp or mouldy food or bread. Feeders and bird baths must be washed regularly to avoid causing illness, undoingall your good work.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF KITTY!If you have a cat or cats visit your garden, try to keep feeders about 1.5 metres above ground and away from shrubs where a cat may be able to hide. Extracts from Gardening for Biodiversity by Juanita Browne. Grow With Us is supported by Help us to preserve Ireland's rich heritage, protect our beautiful nature, and slow climate change. To join An Taisce or gift someone a membership click below.