Mealworms provide essential protein and moisture for garden birds to feed themselves

Wiggly but delicious

Mealworms provide essential protein and moisture for garden birds to feed themselves and their young. Read here why;

Mealworms. Yes, I know they look like shiny maggots, but they are not so squishy, and handling them is rather like grabbing a fistful of animated rice! More to the point, the birds love them.


I have been putting out mealworms for years now. I usually put them in a little doggy bowl. They can’t climb the smooth sides; at least not before they have been gobbled up the Robins or Blackbirds. The only “problem” is that a pair of Jays has recently discovered the fast food supply, and if they get there first they tend to wolf the lot, before any of the smaller birds can have a share.

Written by Bill Oddie

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