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    unique birdbath and matching planter sets

    unique textured birdbath with matching planter is handcrafted from 60% recycled materialsIn all shapes and sizes, all colors and materials, no longer are birdbaths relegated to the mundane, heavy concrete pedestal types. Handcrafted by artists who have a passion for birds, today’s baths are sure to entice some new feathered friends to your place and look great while doing so! Many have matching planters or urns, and when placed in close proximity, they create a unique focal point in any landscape, or garden, porch, deck, or patio!

    Fresh water is the best way to do it, you can really attract birds with nary a feeder or birdhouse. Use a native, flowering plant in the pot and you’ve got a food source!

    Deck baths are quite popular for those with small yards… or no yards at all. You can catch some fantastic views of unassuming birds from inside your home too. Hanging baths offer birds protection should ground predators lurk around your home (cats).

    The set shown above is light-weight & durable, and hand crafted from 60% recycled materials. The organic shape and textured design are cool enough to display them inside as decorative accent pieces… but the birds really won’t appreciate that at all!

    Hand painted birdbath and matching planter features perching Goldfinches

    Hand painted birdbaths serve as functional art for the garden, and this Goldfinch bath and planter are no exception. Crafted from fine clay, they may be a bit heavier than some of the recycled materials, or poly-stone resin baths, but nowhere near the weight of concrete.

    Some folks wonder “what’s the best birdbath to get?” It is by far, the one you will maintain! Fresh water is a must, and it’s the only thing you have to do… keep it clean! So think about what will be easiest for you, because the birds will use and enjoy any fresh water source you provide!

    Wait… no deeper than 2-3 inches, it’s the optimal depth for birds to bathe and wade safely. If the bowl is deeper, just don’t fill it to the top. A large rock may be placed in the center for birds to land and perch as well.

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    use bird baths to attract more beaked buddies to your place

    Entice more wild bird species to your place with bird bathsComplete with copper dripper, the empty bird bath did have water in it. But with fast and furious action, this Robin managed to splish-splash and empty it in moments!

    Constant ripples formed by the dripper function really do attract birds. The moving water grabs their attention and lures them in. Birds who never touch your feeders, and birds who never nest in houses are some birds who will visit bird baths.

    Fresh water is such a great way to attract birds to your place! An unlimited supply, inexpensive, and so very simple, it’s a life source that all creatures need for survival. Although there are some real beauties out there for decorative purposes or functional art, fancy bird baths are not necessary.

    On the deck, patio, tree stump, or ground, a simple plant saucer works wonders. Even placed on an up-turned flower pot, any saucer or dish filled with water will entice birds.

    Keeping the water fresh is really the only requirement. And if cats roam around the yard, it’s a good idea to raise birdTurn decorative pots and containers into Bird Baths with the Birdbath Raft baths off the ground to give birds a bit of security. The optimal water depth for birds to bathe and wade comfortably is just 2-3 inches.

    Here’s a nifty accessory for converting cool pots and decorative containers into bird baths, no matter how deep the container. It’s called the Bird Bath Raft and it floats on top of the container, allowing a small amount of water onto the raft. This innovative idea makes it easier than ever to add a fresh water source for birds… enticing new visitors to your place in no time at all!

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    Local Backyard Birding Class with real feeders, bird baths & gardens

    local backyard birding classes in Kennesaw GA

    New Backyard Birding  Classes in Kennesaw, GA

    Where: Smith-Gilbert Botanical Garden & Bird Sanctuary 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw, GA  770.422.3384

    When: On the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $15.00 (includes admission to gardens) $8.00 (garden members)

    Instructor: Pat Pepper, M.Ed. and Audubon Society Member

    Materials Used: Binoculars (please bring your own if you have them), Spotting Scope, North American Field Guides (Sibley, Stokes, Kaufman & Peterson), Bird Songs (audio from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology), and digital bird pictures.

    Class Content: This class is designed for anyone who enjoys watching birds, but would like to learn more about these fascinating creatures: their names, habitats, and food preferences. Lear what flowers and trees you can plant to attract specific birds. The study will mainly be on those birds most common to Georgia yards. First seeing their pictures and then trying to spot them at the Garden’s feeders, bird baths and other water features. The class will conclude with a walk through the gardens looking for birds who don’t usually visit feeders because they’re fruit or insect eaters. At the conclusion of the walk, there will be a Q&A session for more inquisitive minds!