Attracting Birds & Butterflies

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Birds eating berries from a tree in winter
Easy Ways to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Make your yard a bird's paradise by following these simple steps.

A coneflower with an orange butterfly on it.
3 Plants That Attract Butterflies

Who doesn't love butterflies?

A bird with a red breast sitting in a tree.
2 Ways to Make Your Yard a Bird Haven

Attract a myriad of birds to your yard by completing these simple and fun projects.

Attracting Wildlife to Your Container Garden

Support the local environment and enrich your own.

Tiered fountain in a flower garden
How To Fix A Fountain Bird Bath

For those made of concrete, chips and cracks are common.

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Build A Platform Bird Feeder In 6 Steps

This is a fun project, before and after the build.

A wren feeding a wasp to a chick in a birdhouse.
How to Attract Insect-Eating Birds

Add some of these 3 elements to your garden, and bring on the birds.

A yellow butterfly box with a  light blue roof, located in a flower field
DIY Butterfly House in 5 Steps

Keep your garden helpers happy by building them a home!

A bird standing on the edge of a concrete bird bath.
How to Repair a Cracked Concrete Bird Bath

Fluctuating temperatures can cause cracking.

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Feed Birds Winter Decorations: Edible Decor Birds Will Love

This Winter, think about feeding the birds when hanging your Christmas and Winter decorations.

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Must-Know Facts About Bird Feeding

Encouraging bird feeding in your yard requires more than just providing seed.

hummingbird feeding from pink weigela blossom
Planting Weigela to Attract Hummingbirds

Trumpet-shaped flowers are a hummingbird's favorite stop.

A chickadee bringing home insects for its young
How to Attract Insect-eating Birds, Part 2

Better than any insecticide, birds naturally help keep pests to a minimum.

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6 Flowers that Attract Good Insects

These blossoms support beneficial bugs.

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What Do Bugs Do In the Winter?

Different insects have different cold weather habits.

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How to Repair Broken Birdbath Bowls

If you need to repair your birdbath bowl, follow the seven steps.

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Keeping Raccoons Away from Your Bird Feeder

Raccoon are cute and clever, but a nuisance to your bird feeder. Here's how you can keep them away from it.

A small bird perches on the edge of a concrete birdbath.
How to Paint a Concrete Birdbath Properly

Try this simple solution for fixing up an old, shabby birdbath.