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Category: Wildlife
05 Jul
2018

Creating Box Turtle Habitat – Backyard Wildlife Gardening

  The common box turtle is not so common these days. Fresh water and safe corridors for wild turtles to travel safely through have grown increasingly scarce. They require loose, non-compacted earth to live and breed in which is becoming harder to find. Another issue they face is that land fragmentation has made it difficult..

06 Jan
2018

Water for Birds and Wildlife Gardens

Water is the most important element for successful bird garden design. It is even more important than food! In order to attract wildlife to your yard, their basic survival needs must be met. This includes: Food, shelter/nesting sites and water. Songbirds are adept at finding food and shelter on their own however water can be..

01 Jan
2018

Small Trees for Pollinator and Butterfly Gardens

Trees for Pollinator and Butterfly Gardens Carefully considering which trees to plant when designing a garden for butterflies and pollinators is crucial. Simply die to their size, a tree can offer a lot of food at once to wildlife. You can create a pollinator friendly yard and still have an attractive landscape by including the..

14 Nov
2017

Georgia Butterfly Host Plants – Backyard Habitat

  Georgia Butterfly Host Plants An important factor to consider when planning a butterfly garden is what you will include as host plants for caterpillars to feed from. Butterfly host plants offer a site for the butterfly to lay their eggs which will also be a food source for the caterpillars once the eggs hatch...

08 Oct
2017

Shrubs for Butterfly, Bee and Pollinator Friendly Gardens

Food Source Plants for Pollinator and Butterfly Gardens When creating a garden to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects, shrubs are an important design element. Shrubs have a larger size than perennials so they offer a larger supply of nectar and pollen. They also provide shelter and permanent branches and twigs for caterpillars to..

04 Sep
2017

Hedgerows for Wildlife Gardens – Backyard Habitat

  One of the best things homeowners can do to help wildlife is to create a hedgerow on their property. Birds, bats, beneficial insects and other animals have suffered due to loss of habitat and a hedgerow is a step toward offering a place for them to live, breed and find food. Not only will..

28 Aug
2017

Trees for Bird Garden Design – Backyard Habitat

Attracting Wild Birds with Trees – Backyard Habitat Ideas Trees are an important element of successful bird garden design. They offer shelter and protection from predators, nesting sites as well as may provide a food source for songbirds. Trees which produce fruit or berries for birds will ensure that they visit your yard! A good..

23 Aug
2017

Native Shrubs for a Bird Garden – Backyard Habitat

Attracting Wild Birds with Shrubs – Backyard Habitat Ideas Creating a bird friendly garden can be simple as long as you consider the important elements birds need for an attractive habitat. In this article we will look at native shrubs for a bird garden. You can supply important food source plants while also creating a..

25 May
2017

Perennials to Attract Butterflies, Pollinators – Backyard Habitat

Food Source Perennial Plants for Butterflies, Moths and Native Bees With the increase in awareness regarding the decline of native bee populations, many home gardeners are now creating pollinator safe zones in their yard. These safe zones are areas where you don’t use chemicals or pesticide sprays but instead grow a selection of pollinator food..