Feed the Birds
Autumn is a good time of year to help feed birds. Try making your own fat balls or bird cake to hang outside to feed them. Mix melted fat (suet or lard) with a mixture of dried ingredients such as seeds, nuts, dried fruit, oats, grated cheese, breadcrumbs, cake crumbs, chopped apple. Use one third fat to two-thirds dry ingredients. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, add the melted fat and combine. Use clean, dry, empty yoghurt pots as your containers.
Make a hole in the bottom of the pot and thread a length of string through. Press the mixture into the pot around the string (this will be used for hanging your fat ball) and leave to set in the fridge. Once solid, remove the pot, tie a big knot in the string at one end of the ball to secure it. Hang on a tree, shrub or birdfeeder and wait for the birds to feast!