Bucket Pond Birdbath

The Itsy-Bitsy Wildlife Garden

Water is a really important element in any wildlife friendly garden. All creatures from the tiniest bee right up to some of our biggest garden visitors including hedgehogs, foxes and badgers all have one thing in common. They all have to drink. Birds do too, of course, but also need clean water in order to bathe and keep their feathers clean and functioning properly. Before I moved into my current house , I lived in a flat where I was fortunate enough to have a balcony where I created a tiny wildlife garden (you can read more about it on my old blog by clicking here). Not having very much space there, I still wanted to add a source of fresh water for visiting bees , butterflies and birds and so decided to create a “bucket pond” which I managed to squeeze into a sunny corner of the balcony.

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