• Mix the lard and seeds together to bind them and use the pot as a container to fill with the mixture.
• Use string to tie the pot to a branch and hang it on its side. In addition, putting up nesting boxes will encourage different species of birds into your garden too, depending on the type of box you choose.
Get the kids a magnifying glass and play animal detective or do a mini-beast hunt. They can make a tally of the beasts that they see from millipedes to beetles. Once they’ve spotted them, they can draw pictures of what they’ve found and keep notes on where they found each creature.
Let the kids get crafty and create animals using plant pots. Make a spider by painting the pot black, using pipe-cleaners for the legs, and sticking or painting plenty of googly eyes.