Feed wildlife in your garden

How to provide food to encourage wildlife to visit your garden (or even the car park where you work) so you can give nature a home.

Thursday 31 October 2013
Vacancy type:
I've got less than an hour
Various locations

What we're looking for

Feeding birds and other wildlife in your garden is a popular activity - over half the UK's adults feed birds in their garden. That's a lot of extra help for the birds! Providing food will bring nature closer for you to enjoy. And it also rewards them for sharing their lives with you. Feeding birds is also an ideal way to enthuse children about wildlife. Supplementary feeding can't provide all the natural proteins and vitamins that adult and young birds need, so it's important to create and manage your garden to provide a source of natural foods as well, through well-managed lawns, shrubs and flowerbeds. If you provide both natural and supplementary food, your garden will be visited year-round by a host of different birds.

The skills you need

If you are interested in wildlife gardening, then click here for seasonal information. Find out how you can give nature a home and share your pledges and photographs. You can purchase bird food, bird feeders, homes for wildlife and much more at our reserve shops or online.

Your time

up to 15 minutes per action
All year round

What's in it for you?

It will encourage wildlife to your garden, giving nature a home and making your green space an inspiring place to spend time. If like us, you love nature and want to help, then getting involved by taking the following actions is your chance to do something that really counts.

How to apply


Volunteering Co-ordinator, UKHQ Volunteering Development Department
Tel: 01767 680551
Email: Volunteers@rspb.org.uk


There are many different actions you can take as an individual that when combined with other people's actions make a massive impact in giving nature a home. These are things that are quick and easy, that can fit into your lifestyle. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

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