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My Garden has gone to the birds.

Category: My Butterfly Garden | Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:18 am

Hello all, finally have a few extra minutes. Life has kept me busy recently,(at least its life and not work right) Well the Butterflies had actually been going up until the most recent freeze we had last week . Having 7 caterpillars on my dill only two weeks ago is kind of crazy. So as I usually do this time of year I resort to really paying attention to the Fowl visitors my garden also attracts.

Yes a Butterfly Garden attracts many birds and they do not mix well with butterflies or caterpillars,(well the birds don't seem to mind anyway) I had to figure out a way to make it work so I put on my thinking cap and decided "Why not feed the birds" yep I said it I decided to give them easy meals as a deterrent and for the most part it has been a success.

I provide seed, fruit, and mealworms and the agreement is they leave the caterpillars and butterflies alone... Well don't get me wrong there is always someone who has to come along and break the truce every now and then,(and that is always pretty one sided) but overall major success. So feed your birds to have a happy Butterfly garden.




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Comments

 

eileen wrote on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:38 am:


It sounds as though you have the balance in your butterfly garden just right. Long may it last.

I love the second photograph you've posted - a really excellent shot as is the one of the eagle.




 

Frank wrote on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:37 pm:


I like that there is an unspoken agreement :) Great photos Viceroy!





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