Look After Wildlife Too in the Heat

It is not just humans who need to look after themselves when temperatures are soaring.  Wildlife need help in heatwaves too.

There are a number of ways of providing water supply for wildlife including birdbaths, fountains, ponds or even just putting out some large shallow dishes filled with water around the garden.  If you use a large dish, make sure there is a stick or rock so that small animals can climb out.

Heat stressed animals can show the following signs of heat exhaustion; lethargy, panting, unusual behaviour (out during the day when they are nocturnal).  Call a rehabilitation or wildlife centre for advice to help on the best approach for the animal.