It is well known in autumn and the run up to winter that we should provide high energy bird food, but it’s easy to forget that this still applies once the annual new year celebrations have passed. With spring approaching, not only is energy-filled feed important for upcoming nesting and breeding, but it is still necessary during the transition of seasons; at which point the extra boost is needed for birds to stay healthy until milder weather can reliably arrive. Mealworms can provide invaluable at this time of year, and many regular species love the nutrients and natural energy they supply so your feeders will be popular indeed. It’s understandable if you have reservations about dried mealworms – they are no doubt, a little “icky”, so until you get used to the idea of putting out mealworms specifically, you could try a feed which includes them within a mix – such as our Ultiva High Protein Seed Mix. If, like some of our customers, you are comfortable with creepy crawlies, your birds will appreciate soaking the mealworms in water overnight. This will not only be a juicy treat, but will also provide hydration. If you’re feeling especially bold, and not prone to squirming, GardenBird additionally offers live mealworms – however these are only available to order by phone on 0800 6444 322.