Just some great wildlife photos floating around via email. Likely contest winners, if not, definitely worth sharing!
Not just this one…I’ve lost several a wood birdhouse to the squirrels. At first, I’d find it rather upsetting to observe the damage done by the pesky critters, but have since had a change of heart on the subject. I’ve always fed squirrels (never enough if you ask them) and they need a warm place at night too.
Still wanting wood birdhouses for my feathered friends, I’ve found a solution for the new houses. Metal portal guards will now be retro-fitted on the entrances to any wood birdhouse that goes up in my yard. The squirrels can have the old ones, but with nesting season approaching these houses are strictly for the birds!
Whimsical wood birdhouses are real homes for cavity-dwelling birds. Complete with cleanouts, the entrances are proportionally sized for nesting songbirds. These wood birdhouses are hand made from sustainable, fast-growth wood. They allow for proper ventilation too.
Totally fun and functional, wood birdhouses make for excellent and unique gifts for any nature lover. A gift you know will actually be used and appreciated!
With spring upon us (I can’t wait) it’s time to prepare for nesting season. Clean out old houses and wash with a 10% bleach solution. Allow to dry completely before hanging or mounting. Discard old nest materials away from the house as this may draw predators. Check for leaky seams and apply a bead of wood glue if necessary. Come on spring!