Invite Birds and Butterflies into Your Backyard

Published on: December 30, 2016

Do you love watching wild birds, butterflies and other creatures? Why not invite some of Mother Nature’s pets into your backyard? Even in urban areas, you can create a small refuge for the winged and underwater varieties of wildlife which can be enjoyable to watch from the privacy of your own home. Here are some tips to help make your yard a place of wonder for wildlife.

  • Water features. One of the best ways to attract any type of wildlife is to offer water in your yard for their use. A beautiful waterfall or even a bubbling urn or bird bath can bring may winged creatures into your yard.
  • Plant life. Birds need places to nest and butterflies also enjoy places to hide from predators and the sun. Shrubs and bushes are great for attracting both birds and butterflies. Like hummingbirds, butterflies and even the bumblebee? Plant pollinating flowers as a food source for these creatures.
  • Ecosystem ponds. Another beautiful addition to your backyard that offers both water and a place for wildlife to live is an ecosystem pond. This can inhabit koi or other fish, frogs and support water plants that attract birds to your yard.
  • Feeders. Food will attract almost anything. After all, look how many friends and family show up when you have a BBQ. Put out feeders for birds and squirrels to bring those creatures running to your yard.

To make your yard a wildlife oasis, talk to your local landscaper for help creating water features and garden areas that will beckon the creatures in your neighborhood. Before long, you will have a lively backyard full of beautiful birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

Posted on behalf of:
Lanier Yardscapes
Peachree City, GA
(770) 648-1385

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