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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Region: Pennsylvania
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LysmachiaMoon
May 22, 2020 7:21 AM CST
Those first steps, planning a garden and acquiring plants, doing the research, etc. are always so exciting. Even after gardening here for 30+ years, I still think I like planning best! Good luck and well done: the wildlife will love you for it. PS: Best way to attract wildlife to any garden, no matter how small, is to have a water source. A small pond, even a tub filled with water and a few plants will do the trick.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Jacob Hugart
Saint Paul, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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jhugart
May 22, 2020 7:56 AM CST
I do have a ground-level bird bath. I saw a robin splash around in it yesterday, and it displaced a couple of house sparrows that kept wanting to get a drink. The squirrels drink from it, too, and I think deer that visit overnight and in the early morning do their part.
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
Discover more wildflowers
Aroids Snakes Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tomato Heads Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower
Bulbs Annuals Butterflies Cut Flowers Farmer Native Plants and Wildflowers
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KFredenburg
May 22, 2020 11:30 AM CST
The deer would topple over the bird feeder hangers because they absolutely loved eating it. It (the bird feeder) was right beside the birdbath, so they'd drink from that while chowing down the bird's food. We'd always have to put it back up. Now we just do bread for the birds now. My kids love it when the wild scrub jays perch on their shoulders and eat from their hands.
Love is patient and love is kind. Always be loving and kind to one another.
(Abridged from 1Cor. 13:4)
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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