How to encourage wildlife into your garden.  

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created by Tigga 2009-07-24 06:33:35 pm

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Leave a pile of logs to rot in a corner. All types of small animals and insects will make it their home and encourage bigger creatures.

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submitted by Tigga 2009-07-24 06:33:35 pm    

 



Add a water feature... like a pond or a bird bath.

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submitted by timothyadam 2009-07-25 07:29:51 pm    


Leave a patch of nettles. Butterflies love to lay their eggs on it.

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submitted by Tigga 2009-07-25 03:40:14 pm    


Keep bird feeders full. Plant flowers that attract birds and butterflies. Make compost with veggie scraps..no meat or greasy foods..paper and leaves to attract earthworms and such for the birds to feed on.

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submitted by martin3 2009-07-26 12:20:14 am    


When we placed a hummingbird feeder in our flowers, I almost bumped into one last summer. We stack our firewood on platforms. Bunnies hide underneath where our dog or a neighborhood cat can't reach them. The thistle bird feeder attracts goldfinches.

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submitted by marygallagher 2009-07-28 12:40:06 am    


Flowers...lots of flowers...will attract many birds, insects etc.

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submitted by chipmunk 2009-07-26 12:09:48 am    

 



I have semi-urban foxes and badgers. Semi-urban because I live near the countryside. I put out a few dog biscuits for the foxes and peanuts for the badgers.

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submitted by Tigga 2009-07-28 11:14:18 am    

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