Who's been in my garden?

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  1. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Even a Large White butterfly (better known as cabbage white) can look attractive!! Such a pity it's caterpillars destroyed most of our lettuce though. :(

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    A baby thrush looking rather lost.

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    and a baby blackbird came calling too.

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    Our Great Spotted Woodpecker is still a regular visitor as long as there's plenty of fat cake in the feeder.

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    Polly Thumb Gardener

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    That baby thrush is one ugly looking kid.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I think all baby birds are so ugly but I love them anyway.I like all kinds of birds but the cats around here keep them away.
     
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    Pianolady In Flower

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    LOL. I kind of felt like that baby thrush today.
     



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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    That baby thrush looks like he's come from the wrong side of the tracks :D I wouldn't mess with him.

    Eileen, how do think your garden (being 100% organic) compares to other gardens in your areas in terms of attracting wildlife. Not sure the 100% organic factor would make a huge difference but thought that I'd ask.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    The only difference an organic garden really makes Frank is that there are no poisons of any kind on the plants to harm wildlife. There's also a diversity of insect life that you wouldn't find in a chemically controlled piece of land. The more insect life - the more birds!!
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    I enjoy the birds in my yard too. I really don't try to attract them bc of the cats, I guess we just naturally have a lot.
     
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    reggaefan Official Poet Laureate

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    We have had a couple of kestrels (small hawks) visiting today
     

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