A Butterfly Garden for the Landscape
America's love affair with butterflies never seems to end. You can now visit special butterfly houses year-round in the east from Niagara Falls to Florida.
A Hummingbird Haven
When the hummingbirds arrive, I know spring canīt be far behind. And I also feel great joy when the warm weather brings the hibernating butterflies out of their shelters.
Ants in the Landscape
Though homeowners donīt like to see ant nests in the landscape, the fact remains that these insects arenīt all bad. In fact, they are considered beneficial in some respects.
Feeding the Birds During the Winter
For gardeners, winter can be a slow time, and there's nothing like feeding the birds to get your blood to moving. Winter seems to pass so much faster when you have something to look forward to.
Landscapes for Birds and Wildlife
The goal of habitat landscaping is to attract birds, butterflies, and/or wildlife to the landscape. We do this by offering htem food, shelter, and water. A lot of people begin by adding a bird feeder to the landscape, and expand their offerings as time goes on.
National Audubon Society [offsite link]
This site tells gardeners how it can attract wildlife, and features information on birds and their interactions with humans. Gardeners can also learn about the local chapter of the society in their city or state.
National Wildlife Federation [offsite link]
This site has suggestions on how gardeners can create habitat gardens for birds and other wildlife along with details on how to protect bird habitat. There are even pages for children.
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