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Birds can be delightful visitors to your yard. Not only are they relaxing to listen to and watch, they also provide additional benefits for your property, such as snacking on harmful insects that could destroy your garden.
While birds certainly appreciate your gesture of giving them food, so do other potentially disruptive critters, like squirrels. Creating a yard that is a haven for birds but not squirrels can pose quite a challenge!
Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment
To attract birds to your property, you need to create a habitat that contains the essential elements they need to thrive: food, water and shelter. Strategically placed birdfeeders containing a variety of seeds and other bird favorites can provide munchies for visiting birds throughout the year.
Adding conifers, nectar-producing, and summer and fall-fruiting plants, such as red flowers, honeysuckle, dogwoods and mountain ash, to your landscaping provides additional sources of food … Read More