Category: Backyard Wildlife And Livestock

Gardening for wildlife to create the ultimate backyard habitat for bugs, butterflies, birds, and more.

Gardening - Late Summer Landscaping Tips

Late Summer Landscaping Tips

Late summer is a great time to landscape your property, whether you’re planting a new flowerbed, tree, or bushes. Whether you want your yard to be more appealing, or to add more color, there are many ways to make your late summer landscaping projects successful. In this article, we’ll discuss shade trees, overhangs, and perennials. Shade trees Large deciduous shade trees can keep your home cooler in the summer and outdoor areas cool in the fall. They also add a lot of beauty to your landscape, including colorful fall foliage and interesting bark. There are more than 60 species of

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Tips For Hummingbirds

In this article, we’ll cover Feeding and Placing hummingbird feeders, keeping them clean, and protecting them from intruders. Keep reading to find out more!  Feeding hummingbirds There are several benefits to feeding hummingbirds. This bird is often more observable because it has a reason to come to you, rather than searching for their food on their own. Hummingbirds are usually quite territorial, so placing the feeders in different locations will prevent any potential conflicts. You can also build or buy a perch for the feeder. The hummingbirds love perches and will cling to it, but if you don’t have one,

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How Often to Change Hummingbird Food in Hot Weather

If you’re wondering how often to change hummingbird food during hot weather, you’re not alone. Hummingbirds often consume a large quantity of nectar quickly. This nectar can ferment, which may cause bacteria and mold. If you don’t change it frequently enough, it could cause hummers to die of bacteria and mold. A fresh feeder will help prevent this problem. Not changing hummingbird nectar frequently can lead to mold and bacteria growth If it is very hot outside, hummingbird feeder nectar should be changed every two to four days. In cooler weather, hummingbird nectar should be changed once a week. In

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How to Help Wild Birds in Hot Weather

In this heat wave, you can do several things to make your garden more pleasant for birds. You can add ice to your bird bath, put extra water in it, and minimize pruning. You can also add a small fountain for the birds to enjoy. Misters help birds stay cool in hot weather. Besides, they are also a lot of fun to watch! Here are some tips to help wild birds survive the summer heat: Wild Birds Suffer From Heat And Drought To The current blazing heat wave is taking a toll on many species, including birds. But unlike us,

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Plant a Morsel For Pollinators

Why Attract Pollinators? Read this article to learn the benefits of attracting native, carpenter, bumblebee, and honey bees to your yard. Plant a smorgasbord for Pollinators, and you’ll enjoy a host of beneficial insects. It’s not difficult to attract these creatures, especially if you’ve read this article. Why Attract Pollinators You can attract pollinators with beautiful flowers. Flowers that are sweet-smelling and have nectar attract bees, butterflies, and other insects. You can choose bright colors for your garden, including blues, purples, violets, whites, and yellows. You can also use rustic window boxes filled with your favorite herbs to attract pollinators.

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Pros and Cons of Raising Rabbits for Meat

There are pros and cons to raising rabbits for meat. If you’re new to raising animals for meat, you should know what they need in order to thrive. For example, you’ll need a hutch, adequate space, and feed. You can cross rabbits with chickens, but they aren’t as adaptable. However, rabbit meat is delicious! The pros outweigh the cons, and rabbit meat is a great way to get into the world of livestock farming! Breeds The most popular meat rabbit breed is the American white. Although these animals grow relatively slowly, they are a profitable choice for many people. This

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