Bran provides live insects with bedding and food.
Keeping them in good condition during storage ensures nutritional value is maintained for your birds.
Finding live food can become difficult as the season progresses and competition for natural resources increases. So if you provide a reliable source of food near to a nest this will help parent birds provide fresh, nutritious protein-rich food to their young, thus helping them raise a healthy brood. Live foods will also be appreciated by insectivorous birds such as Wrens, Dunnocks, wagtails and tits who will all find it increasingly more difficult to find soft bodied insects as the days get colder.
Live foods are extremely beneficial to a wide range of species - not just birds. As well as being important sources of protein for young birds, they are attractive and nutritious to many other garden visitors such as hedgehogs, badgers and squirrels.
For more information on storing and caring for your live food see out About our Foods page.