Sunday, July 17, 2011

Blank Slate, Blank Mind

Ever look at a new space to put a birdfeeder and draw a blank as to how to best attract birds to it? I've been drawing a blank on the new yard now for several weeks. Part of it is because we haven't yet sorted the interior completely (waiting on furniture deliveries, upgrades, and design), and while I do have some feeders up in the interim, I haven't developed the plan I want for all the feeders I hope to use.

The good news is that I have a lot of fantastic features I can incorporate well, including:

  • Multiple mature trees of different varieties

  • Evergreen borders and accents

  • A garden bed ideal for feeders

  • Wide, spacious deck for hanging feeders

  • Ample space to expand landscaping beds for more plants

  • Wooden structure for mounting bird houses and nesting platforms

With so much to choose from, it's the choosing that is proving difficult. In the meantime, I have a simple concrete bird bath available as well as several simple feeders that are already attracting a hungry flock of local residents. Hopefully in the next few days I'll find time to puzzle out where to put even better feeders, but for now, the birds aren't picky and I enjoy their company all the same.

1 comment:

Whispering Feather said...

for years and years we have fed the birds...I have had feeders of every kind and we have never had a great variety of birds...till husband created an amazing water feature and we can count 45 different bird species that visit every day...I learned that the water attracts them better than feeders...however, I still have about ten different feeders :D lol
Love your new home...can't wait to see what you decide!