Saturday, June 25, 2011

Create your own wildlife habitat in your backyard.

I really enjoy having a backyard wildlife habitat. We have an abundance of birds. They are enjoyable to watch, they serenade us every morning, help pollinate our trees and flowers, and they keep the insect population in check.

Five Tips To Creating A Wildlife Habitat In Your Backyard.

1. Provide fresh water with a birdbath, bucket or fountain.
2. Growing a garden can provide a nice sanctuary for birds. Planting annuals, perennials, vines, fruit trees and berry bushes are guaranteed to attract birds and butterfly's.
3. If you want to attract hummingbirds you must hang hummingbird feeders or plant flowers that the hummingbirds enjoy. Some of my favorites are Fuchsias, yellow and purple Daisy's, Bleeding Hearts, Trumpet Vine, Petunias, Butterfly Bush, Desert Trumpet and Columbines.
4. Place birdseed, dried bread, black oil sunflower seeds, suet, popped popcorn without butter and salt, pieces of fruit or millet to attract different kinds of birds. Steller Jays really enjoy dried corn.
5. Provide nesting boxes, birdhouses and nesting material to attract birds to make their homes on your property. When I brush my Great Pyrenees I make sure that i put a pile of her hair out in the yard below the birdhouses. Birds every year use some of her hair to pad their nests.


Do you have a backyard wildlife habitat? Really cool bird pictures? I would love to show them off. Leave a link to your blog post showing your pictures or email me your pictures and information and I will happily share them. Email pics to Carol at wolfpackmt@msn.com

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