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10 Insect-Eating Birds To Attract To Your Garden

Brown sparrow eating insects in the park of the Rosaleda del Parque del Oeste in Madrid

Insects can cause a lot of damage to your garden if you don’t take preventative measures. However, you can attract many insect-eating birds to help reduce damage. Insect-eating birds can remove those pesky bugs and keep your garden pest-free. In this article, we will share 10 insect-eating birds that are beneficial to attract to your …

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When and How To Safely Remove Bird Nests

songbird male Finch feeds its hungry Chicks in a nest in a spring blooming garden

Most home gardeners are used to the presence of birds in their backyard space. Both beautiful and helpful, birds serve an important role in your backyard ecosystem. They are enchanting to watch as they go about pollinating flowering plants and spreading seeds. Unfortunately, the places birds choose to nest are not always ideal. While prevention …

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Common Birdfeeder Mistakes You Might Be Making

bird sitting on feeder by pink flowers

Feeders are an excellent way to entice birds into your backyard space. However, there are several mistakes you might be making regarding feeder type, location, and contents. These mistakes result in the attraction of only certain birds at best. Otherwise, you may find that no birds visit your feeder at all.  In worst cases, improper feeder …

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7 Plants That Attract Cardinals to Your Backyard

cardinal on branch

Cardinals are one of the most popular backyard birds in North America. They are also one of the most beautiful, with their bright red plumage. If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where cardinals are common, you might want to consider adding some plants to your backyard that will attract these stunning birds. …

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How To Create The Ideal Backyard Hummingbird Habitat

hummingbird with yellow flowers

Most people are familiar with the small bird known as the hummingbird. They come in tiny sizes, and they have beautiful iridescent feathers. They have the capability to hover in mid-air as they sip nectar from flowers. There’s no denying that these little birds are absolutely adorable. Are you a bird enthusiast looking to attract …

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10 Plants That Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden

hummingbird and flowers

Looking to enhance the aesthetic of your garden while enticing nature’s most beautiful pollinators? Creating a hummingbird-friendly backyard is the way to go! Hummingbirds begin to show up in our gardens as early as March. The remainder reach the northern ranges of North America by late April into early May. Hummingbirds are best known for …

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