Vist our wildlife friendly gardens at the Green Mountain Audubon Center behind our Office Building and learn how you can attract wildlife to your yard.
Cavity nesting birds like Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice and wrens will nest in appropriately sized birdhouses.
Strategically placed birdfeeders will attract several species of birds to your yard depending on the style of feeders and types of seed you choose. Provide seeds and suet during the winter months and then switch to hummingbird feeders for the summer.
Provide a Source of Water
A well maintained bird bath or small pond will attract birds and several insect species, especially if the water is slowly running. Birds prefer shallow places to drink without getting too wet.
When choosing plants for your yard, plant native species. Include trees, shrubs and groundcover that together will mimic the natural habitat. Use plants that look nice together but also provide food and shelter year-round.
Flowers for Butterflies
Native wildflowers, including plants that provide food for caterpillars, will attract several species of butterflies to your yard in the warmer months.
Install a bat house
Provide roosting sites for bats to attract these nocturnal insect eaters to your yard.
Audubon's Healthy Yard Pledge: Create and maintain a healthy environment for you, your family, and local wildlife by pledging to,
- Reduce pesticide use
- Conserve Water
- Protect water quality
- Remove invasive exotic plants
- Plant native species
- Support wildlife on your property
For more information and resources go to the following website: Creating Bird-Friendly Communities