Birds ✿ Wildlife
Birds and other wildlife are such an important part of gardening and life. From feeding wild birds to finding ways to live harmoniously with other animals, it's…
Wonderful Wildlife ✿
Want to hand-feed wild birds? These tips walk you through a plan to gradually build trust and offer seed in the palm of your hand. Before starting, be certain it is legal to feed wildlife and the species are not at risk. And be sure it’s safe for both you and the birds.
It is really cool when birds settle into backyard birdhouse nesting boxes, but did you know many are not safe? Just as each species of bird makes different choices based on their needs when nesting in the wild, they will also have different needs when selecting a human-made nesting box.
These annual and perennial flowers will attract hummingbirds to your garden. With varying bloom times, you can provide nectar-rich plants throughout the growing season in a cold climate garden (hardiness zones 4 to 8). Keep them coming back by providing a pesticide-free, diverse habitat.
These water bottle bird feeders made from plastic water bottles and perfect for wild birds including American goldfinches, Dark-eyed juncos, Purple finches, Indigo buntings, and more. This would be a great project to oversee with a group of kids or adults. The supplies are cheap or free and you can make a lot of them in one afternoon.
Using a wildlife camera (trail camera or birdcam) is a great way to get candid photos or videos of the activity at your backyard bird feeder. Equipped with a motion-sensor, these cameras capture up close and personal details of wildlife that only occurs when we are away.