Attracting Birds & Wildlife
Many garden lovers are also nature lovers. So our “Bird World ” department also caters to bats, bees, lady beetles and butterflies. We can help you with bird feeders and lists of plants for berry eating birds. Of course we’re big on native plants since these plants always help out wild creatures.
Click/tap on the links below for more information!
* BIRD FEEDING (seeds & feeders)
Click here for a quick video that will introduce you to Basic Bird Feeding!
Click here for a quick video about using Bird Houses
* SQUIRREL NON-FEEDING (repelling squirrels)
* HOMES FOR POLLINATORS--lady bugs, mason bees, butterflies
Wild animals can create a sanctuary that you will enjoy for years. You can plant your yard with the same trees, flowers & lawns as every other person in your neighborhood and slowly create a habitat for squirrels and starlings. By adding biodiversity to your yard, you can get anything from orioles to frogs to mason bees and other native creatures. Your own sanctuary!
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View a helpful "handout" file on Keeping Cats Away from Birds by Tagawa's own Leslie Anderson.
Buy a Colorado Bird I.D. book. Notate on the pages when you see a new bird.
Avoid hanging any feeders near your home that would drop seed on the ground. You don’t want to attract mice. Platform feeders are very clean and an alternative to putting seed on the ground.
Attend a free Bird Class at Tagawa Gardens.
Plant an Evergreen Tree so birds have shelter from predators and weather.
|Place a Birdbath near a tree, but not under a tree. Rinse weekly, clean monthly.
Clean bird feeders each season (wear gloves, 10% bleach 90% water, rinse & dry).
Plant Berry Bushes to attract fruit eating birds.
Avoid Pesticides to attract insect eating birds.
Place a chair or bench in an area where you can sit & enjoy the birds.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by
your parents. it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the earth from our Ancestors, we
borrow it from our Children.
Ancient Indian Proverb
My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather
I realized that if I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.