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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
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Posted - Jan 20 2020 :  09:01:09 AM  Show Profile
We've been working on our backyard for several months now and things are really starting to hum. It took a few months before the animals trusted the new water source aka water fountain.

They didn't like it when the water was running so I turned it off. It took another few weeks before they finally gave it a try.

Now, every day morning, noon and dusk there are birds and squirrels eating and drinking in their little habitat.

I open the blinds every morning to see the activity for the day. Some days we have new visitors. But, most days it's the same gang of regulars.

Want to follow along with me and share your own backyard wildlife habitat happenings with me in my Facebook group?

You're invited to join the fun here and share any tips with us all.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/996283483743692/

See all of my videos about this adventure on my YouTube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfC8hKpCZt0i_8Fw_xJMzCg?view_as=subscriber



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Edited by - marjean on Jan 20 2020 09:02:45 AM

subfarmgirl
Farmgirl in Training

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Sue
Brownsburg IN
USA
30 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2020 :  08:59:46 AM  Show Profile
A certified wildlife habitat backyard has been a goal of mine for a while. One of our county parks occasionally has talks on this topic; my family and I just attended one yesterday about attracting native bees. Evidently there are 444 native bee species in Indiana, more than half of all the native species in the US!

~ Sue in Indiana
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subfarmgirl
Farmgirl in Training

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Sue
Brownsburg IN
USA
30 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2020 :  09:06:33 AM  Show Profile
A certified wildlife habitat backyard has been a goal of mine for a while. One of our county parks occasionally has talks on this topic; my family and I just attended one yesterday about attracting native bees. Evidently there are 444 native bee species in Indiana, more than half of all the native species in the US!

~ Sue in Indiana
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CountryBorn
True Blue Farmgirl

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Mary Jane
New York
USA
1539 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2020 :  07:39:47 AM  Show Profile
I don't even have to try lol!! We aren't certified,but I think we do pretty well. We have deer, raccoons, possum,ground hogs,turkeys, bunnies,squirrels,chipmunks,of course skunks,fox and an occasional coyote. Every bird you can think of so many types of wood peckers,my beloved owls,then the Humming birds I love them, honey bees and bumble bees,(don't like the wasps!}my beautiful butterflies and my dragonflies. It is a circus out here. But we love it. Oh yes and of course our resident stray cat! We have 43 acres, and it is just full of everything. I feel so blessed to have all this everyday. There is always something to watch and feed. Winter is never dull. Oh, we also have a big garden(flowers, not veggies) area and we put two little ponds in it. we have some big gold fish that winter just fine in it. They are getting big! And my favorite, frogs,I love them!! You know what? I never really realized how special all this is,until I just wrote all this down. You have brought me a new appreciation of all of this. Thank you. I hope all of you realize your dreams and enjoy the wild life. It is so precious, many don't understand just how precious. I am glad all of us do.

Mary Jane

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. Freya Stark
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

323 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
323 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2020 :  3:28:57 PM  Show Profile
This is something I have wanted to do also. I already have wild life similar to Mary Jane's post just above this. Hoping I can do more to attract different birds & butterflies.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3848 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3848 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2020 :  08:55:23 AM  Show Profile
Sue, Mary Jane and Andrea you all sound like you enjoy nature as much as I do. We should post pictures of our wildlife. I'll try to catch a shot before they know I'm there.

I now have a window flower box outside my craft room where we placed a dish with food for the birds and squirrels. And a little wheel barrow that was my daughter's when she was little filled with water nearby. I have to walk in the room slowly now so I don't scare them off. Then they stay for a bit until they decide I'm too close for comfort even through the window. Giggle!


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