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How to attract Hummingbirds

If you want to attract them feed them! Hummingbirds love artificial feeders, because one feeder can provide the daily nectar equivalent of 2,000 to 5,000 flowers. Male birds usually are the first to arrive at a feeder and will establish a territory. The time to set the feeder out is by mid-April, hopefully several days before the first bird arrives in the spring. Hummingbirds are highly territorial, so you may wish to put out more that one feeder.

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Build a Butterfly Garden

Each butterfly species has different habitat requirements. The presence of host plants generally determines the extent of habitat needs for each species. Thus, it is important that you know the life cycle of the butterfly species in your area. Ideal butterfly habitat includes a nectar source for the adult and a host plant for the caterpillar. A variety of flowering forbs, shrubs and trees are good nectar sources for butterflies. Water is also important, but dew can suffice in many cases.

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Build A Backyard Habitat

Four key ingredients for wildlife habitat in your back yard. Food, water, shelter and place to raise young. To save endangered species and to conserve the incredible diversity of living things on this continent, people must work to protect wildlife habitats. Habitat is a place where organisms get what hey need to survive: food, water, shelter and a place to raise young.

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Attract Blue Birds

The key to attracting bluebirds is to meet these birds' specialized and sometimes finicky needs to food, water, shelter and resting sites.

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