Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
The weather is warm and welcoming, and the animals are as busy as ever. Are you an animal lover? Observing animals go about their daily routine can be truly fascinating. It is, at once, much simpler and more complex than our own lives seem to be. Sometimes, people spend hours at a time just watching birds and other animals. Some even do it in their own backyards. Do you enjoy watching birds? There are a few ways you can send out invitations for friendly feathered visitors.
The type of greenery you have thriving in your landscape plays a large part in which animals are found near your home. Trees are an obvious magnet for bird activity. If you have trees in your yard, you are sure to see a wide range of bird activity, but there are other plants that birds like, as well. Consider planting specific things that birds like to eat. Some of the best choices are berries, sunflowers, and honeysuckle. If you draw them in with a food supply, you can be sure to see a lot of them.
Growing a collection of plants is not the only way you can attract hungry birds. Another great thing you can do is install bird feeders in your yard. They are a great way of blurring the line of wild animal and pet. Hang your feeder in a visible spot, and keep it filled with bird seed. You’ll be able to watch birds come and go on a regular basis. It is a situation that works out well for both parties involved.
Birdbaths and Fountains
Finally, after considering locations to house and feed the birds, there is one more thing you can consider: recreation. Animals of all sorts love the presence of flowing water. One of the best things you can do to attract birds to your home is install a small fountain or birdbath for them to splash in. There are a wide range of styles and designs of outdoor fountains available. They will attract you favorite birds while adding a fresh sense of style and class to your outdoor setting.
If you love observing birds, create a space where they will love to spend their time. You can turn your backyard into your own little bird sanctuary. With some trees, the right plant life, food, and water, birds won’t be able to resist your place!