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This blog is about organic gardening, healthy eating and healthy living.
Each month I will be posting Garden To-Do Lists, Tips & Techniques, Garden Project Plans, Photos from the Garden, Recipes and Book Reviews.
I hope you enjoy reading and I hope I can inspire others to start a backyard garden!
Happy Gardening!
~Rob~

Friday, November 16, 2012

Building a Backyard Habitat: Birdhouse Plans



The days are turning colder and the yard work has pretty much come to an end. It will soon be time to start thinking about what to plant in the spring and begin planning for next years gardens. While you are doing your planning, why not think about building a backyard habitat and consider adding some birdhouses to attract more birds!


Birds will help keep a balance of nature in your yard. Adding some birdhouses for them will help attract even more which can be very beneficial to you garden. The birds will eat insects that may damage or destroy your plants and also help clean old seeds off the withered plants in the fall.  Just remember to use netting or row covers in the spring when you plant so the birds don't eat your seed!



I have added some birdhouse plans to the Garden Project Plans page on my website.
Feel free to download them and build some for yourself!


4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info and plans. We've had birdhouses in the past and enjoyed them. Our neighbor's birdhouse always seems to attract wrens which I get to enjoy too. We love our birds and to see the goldfinches feast on the echinacea seed heads...so fun! Great post!

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    1. We plant sunflowers in front of our living-room window and watch the finches eat the seeds in the fall! Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Rob

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  2. Very cute birdhouses! I love watching birds. I think I get that from my grandma :)

    I'll have to enlist the help of my hubby to build me one of these birdhouses!

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    1. I need to build a few more this winter to replace the ones we lost in the hurricane. The birdhouse in the photo was painted by my daughter when she was five, which was many years ago!
      ~Rob

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