Looking for a squirrel-deterring feeder? This one just may work for you.
Does it deter squirrels?
If you hang the feeder so that a squirrel can't grab with its hind legs and reach the feed ports with its front paws, yes.
Is it durable?
Yes, the pieces seem sturdy and the construction solid.
None if you read the instructions! And adjust the feeder accordingly.
The solid construction, the capacity, and the squirrel-deterring design are the best things about this feeder.
The customer support is fantastic!
I finally communicated some problems I was having with the feeder ports spiraling out and the cardinal perch falling off.
Customer support called me promptly and professionally and corrected my errors in how I adjusted the feeder.
They also have a website with how-to videos and an 800 number to call for any problems.
Last updated 4/4/2012 to correct my user errors with adjusting the feeder.
While you're trying to help the birds beat the heat, don't let issues frustrate you.
Try these solutions.
Want to attract birds and butterflies with the same plant?
This article concludes a two-part series on attracting wildlife to specific small spaces. Find part one here.
Looking for simple ideas to attract wildlife? Especially in small spaces?
Looking for some simple ideas to attract wildlife? Especially in small spaces?
Here are a few ideas to consider:
Today, take a break from focusing on your small outdoor area.
Take a field trip and thrill at the mass migrations in your area.
Although officially scheduled for on Saturday, May 14th, International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated year-round. After all, migratory seasons can vary widely across the globe.
Get involved with the organization's spring bird count, or check out other activities.
What plants can you grow from seed to attract wildlife? How do you start seeds in small spaces?
Read on for a roundup of past articles here at the Wildlife Porch covering plants and seed-starting advice.
Want to encourage wild birds to visit your yard or small outdoor space this year?
Go beyond your basic annual seed to an ornamental grass, small fruit shrub, or conifer in a container -- or stick with the simple beauty of a sunflower.
Want to decorate outdoors for the holidays?
Think about beautiful and bird-friendly decorations
A surprising way to attract wild birds to your small outdoor area: eggshells.
When leaves fall in autumn, we bag leaves as trash and put them on the curb. Some may use leaves to amend garden soil.
However, even in small outdoor spaces, leaves can be part of a wildlife habitat.
Build a leaf pile.
Bouncy and quick, nuthatches scamper down and up tree trunks, pecking insects with sturdy, pointed bills.
You might hear one yammer loudly, or see a bird with grayish-blue back and a black eye stripe visit your feeders.
Want to attract them?
Don't miss out! You're running out of time to travel and see the great fall migration of birds in, arguably, one of the eight best spots in the country.
The National Wildlife Federation names eight places across North America to see birds in migration.
Depending on weather, around October 10th is the peak of fall migration, but the migration still offers plenty to see even now. But not for long!
Where should you NOT install a feeder, birdhouse, or birdbath?
Tired of clunky-looking birdhouses? Feeders that look like they're imprisoned behind a wire grid? Birdbaths that look like cheap plasticware or boring concrete?
Here are a few ideas for the more eye-pleasing ways to attract wildlife:
Butterflies enjoy nectar from a wide variety of plants. Quite a few of these plants grow in containers, allowing you to make your deck, porch, or other small space a feeding haven.
Do you have problems with starlings or squirrels bothering your woodpecker feeders? Are your feeders too small, too big, or too ugly?
Get a feeder you can be proud of. Match the right woodpecker feeder to your situation.
Black-eyed Susan Vine
Looking for a plant that attracts butterflies or birds?
Here at the Wildlife Porch, I've written about quite a few wildlife-attracting plants that can work well in small outdoor areas:
Want to know how to attract a Painted Lady butterfly? Or know what its sister species look like?
The Painted Lady is common in the U.S, while its sister species have narrower ranges.
Want to try something a little different to attract butterflies this year?
Instead of the usual flowers, try herbs.
The following three herbs do well in containers, and all are easy to grow from seed. You can also find these herbs at your local nursery.
Are woodpeckers causing you frustration? Are they drilling holes where you don't want them to?
If you have a birdhouse but not the birds you want nesting in it, check out the following questions.
The temperatures are still cold here in North America, but spring will soon be here.
Are you ready?
Check out this list of actions to take now:
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Want to grow your own wildlife-attracting plants from seed?
Explore the basic gear for starting seeds at home.
The U.S. has 22 species of woodpecker's, according to Sibley's. All have chisel-like bills and stiff tails and are generally found in wooded areas. Some of the most common:
Know someone who loves wildlife but is just beginning to watch birds at home? Do you have a child interested in nature?
Consider assembling a basic home birdwatching kit.
Are House Sparrows eating most of your birdseed?
Do they drive off other birds and mob your feeders?
Read on for methods to deter the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), a.k.a. the English Sparrow.
Entertained by squirrels?
Want to offer squirrels their own food but don't know what squirrel feeders are out there?