Feeding birds is a great way to help them through difficult times of year. But using your garden to 'produce the goods' is really fulfilling and better for your carbon footprint.
Sunflowers are great plants to have in a wildlife-friendly garden. Bees, and sometimes butterflies, love the nectar and feed on the flowers when they’re in full bloom. Then greenfinches and goldfinches will munch on the seedheads.
If you don't have a garden, don't worry. Sunflowers can be grown in pots if you have a nice bright and sunny balcony or indoor space to put them. Kids will love the challenge of seeing who can grow the tallest sunflower!