There is nothing more enjoyable than watching the wildlife around us enjoying our gardens as much as we do. It is amazing how many birds and other creatures will be attracted to dried fruit. This makes a sweet and nutritious treat throughout the year.Read More
Through the winter, dried fruit can provide sweetness, energy and nutrition when natural fruits can be hard to find. Dried fruit will be appreciated all year round as food shortages can occur at any time. Dried fruit can also be soaked in water in the summer for a delicious treat, with the added benefit of providing additional hydration. In breeding season, soaking the fruit will also assist the parent birds maintain their energy and nutrition levels. The best way to feed dried fruit is to mix it with seeds, such as Ark Wildlife’s Bird Seed Mixes. Although you can also put the fruit out as a treat on its own.
Our dried fruits range includes:
- Dried Banana Chips
- Dried Diced Pineapple
- Dried Diced Papaya
Feed fruit from one of our bird tables, bird seed trays or direct from the ground, as it may block hanging bird feeders.
Ark dried fruits − popular with garden wildlife
Our raisins are a real favourite of ground feeding birds, including blackbirds, song thrushes, redwings and starlings. Our other dried fruits, such as banana chips, dried pineapple and dried diced papaya will also be popular with squirrels, badgers and rodents.
Please take special care to keep the dried fruit away from dogs and cats, as it can be harmful to them. Read our blog about why raisins are bad for pets.
Wild birds need water as much as food for drinking and bathing. We always recommend putting fresh clean water out every day of the year.
We can help, talk to us
We are passionate about our gardens and preserving our wildlife. If you would like to find out more about feeding dried fruit to your birds or other garden friends, please call on freephone: 0800 085 4865.