shoutout.wix.comRewild My Street wild makeover tip: February
Love your pet - and wildlife. A study shows playing with your cat and feeding grain-free food can reduce its drive to hunt garden birds and mice. Make your garden safe for pets and wildlife by covering ponds, feeding birds out of pets' reach and sizing fence gaps for hedgehogs, not dogs. Other measures include keeping pets in at night and using humane cat deterrents.
A note on covering ponds: Ponds are vital for wildlife. We would only advise covering them with a wide mesh with gaps that frogs and other wildlife can get through or drink between, or by using fencing. We wish to encourage people to add a garden pond (as our November tip recommended), while alleviating any concerns about pet (or child) safety around water. A bird bath is another good way to add water for wildlife safely.