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Attracting foxes, badgers, hedgogs etc

Just looking for tips for attracting wildlife in to my garden, I live out in the sticks and I am looking to video wildlife coming in to the garden. Just wondered if anyone had any experience of doing this successfully.?
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,193
    I wouldn't want to attract foxes purely because I plan to keep chickens one day but mostly because our terrier loves rolling in smelly poos.    

    Have you tried the Wildlife Trust website? 

    https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/gardening and  https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions  

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,456
    Food and water. Not so much water at this time of year but if you establish yourself as a source then it will most likely attract animals when other water sources are dry or frozen.

    Leaving food out is up to you but many animals visit to browse fruit trees and bushes. I've filmed foxes eating raspberries and plums and I've seen hedgehogs rotting through windfalls too. It's better to make yourself a good source of wild food than to feed artifical stuff in my opinion.

    and of course make sure your fences etc aren't a barrier for animals to get onto your property. Have a look around and try and find the tracks animals use. They often follow lines of cover under hedges etc but will often link up with human paths as the easiest routes.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 7,053
    https://www.hedgehogstreet.org

    Lots of info here regarding hedgehogs.  :)
  • Obelixx said:
    I wouldn't want to attract foxes purely because I plan to keep chickens one day but mostly because our terrier loves rolling in smelly poos.    

    Have you tried the Wildlife Trust website? 

    https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/gardening and  https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions  

    Thank you for the links, we have a jack russell that loves doing the same thing. I don't have curse him when he does it.
  • Thanks for the advice everyone. Will check all that out.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,107
    Be careful what you wish for Derek - badgers and foxes can do a lot of damage!  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165
    Fairygirl said:
    Be careful what you wish for Derek - badgers and foxes can do a lot of damage!  ;)
    My sentiments exactly. But hedgehogs are divine.

    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,107
    Oh - you can  never have too many hogs, Hosta  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165
    Never!! ( but I could live without badgers.)
     We used to have foxes live down in the wood, probably still there, but I've not seen them lately . He used to come to the edge of the grass and watch me mow, from a distance.


    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,107
    We do get foxes here, but they aren't a great issue on the whole. Plenty of farmland, woodland etc  for them. They probably get run over regularly, if the speed folk drive at is anything to go by. There was one the farm road a few weeks ago.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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