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No insects = no birds

posted Jul 15, 2010 00:56:14 by Carole
I know, insects may be some gardeners worst nightmare. But most birds, no matter what they eat as adults, feed insects to their young. So a garden without insects means a garden without birds. And what fun is that?

Here's a good article about attracting insect-eating birds to your garden.
Community hostess, wildlife gardener, avid birder, loves butterflies and all other critters. Find me on Twitter @CB4wildlife
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mikekorner said Aug 02, 2010 04:46:28
Speaking of insects, any good tips for dealing with wasps near/on the house?
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AcornGirl said Aug 16, 2010 14:56:47
Has anybody else read Tallamy's Bringing Nature Home? He focuses a lot on the role of insect herbivores (mostly caterpilars) in attracting other wildlife. The oak genus is host to more than 500 species of caterpillar alone - an all-you-can-eat smorgasboard for birds! One more reason to plant oaks. ;)
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Carole said Aug 16, 2010 18:42:21
I think Bringing Nature Home should be required reading for every homeowner, plus everyone who manages a property including schools, businesses, churches, municipal employees etc. Doug Tallamy is definitely one of my heroes when it comes to the native plant/wildlife connection.
Community hostess, wildlife gardener, avid birder, loves butterflies and all other critters. Find me on Twitter @CB4wildlife
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