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For the birds...


Sunday, May 06, 2012

We do a lot for the birds, bees and butterflies around my homestead. We have planted butterfly and hummingbird gardens, updating them each year with more vibrant plants. I plant flowers to attract the bees, even though I am allergic, so they can pollinate my other plants. I've given up fennel and dill to the caterpillars who will turn into butterflies. We put up feeders for almost every type of bird that wants to visit: hummingbird, Nyjer for the Goldfinches, suet for the cardinals and woodpeckers and a large tray feeder for jays, starlings, thrashers and more. The Man brought home two more feeders last night to increase the probability and types visiting. Since I've been housebound, it's been gratifying to watch out the window to see who comes to visit. Here's a sweet bonus I got this morning:


We do as much as possible to encourage and nourish birds, butterflies and bees. It's made me ask what I'm doing to encourage and nourish myself.
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GOHUSKERS2 5/10/2012 6:17AM

    Loved the photos Wendy....nice blog....we try but can't hardly keep up with the feed! LOL

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SUGARBABY60 5/10/2012 2:03AM

    Well THAT's for the BIRDS!

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/9/2012 1:16PM

    Awesome photos I will try and get some hummingbird photos to send you!

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PAMBWS 5/7/2012 7:40AM

    Great pix. I'm with you...I love to watch my birds.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/6/2012 5:10PM

    Nice bird shots. I love bird watching. Thanks for being kind to our feathered friends, now it is YOUR TURN!

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LODESTONE 5/6/2012 2:18PM

    If Virginia birds are like NC birds, they'll eat everything you put out and come peck on the windows for refills!!!! Get just one bird, and they tell ALL their friends. Instant company. Thanks for sharing the pics!~

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PATRISNA 5/6/2012 11:48AM

    Loved the photos!

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0309COOKIE 5/6/2012 11:13AM

    What cool pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

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