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You Will Need
- Gardening books, magazines, and websites for research
- Seed- and berry-producing plants and trees that are native to your area
- Bird feeder
Hang a birdhouse
Hang a birdhouse in a sheltered area.
Hang a birdfeeder
Hang a birdfeeder and begin feeding birds in the fall.
Fill a birdbath
Fill a shallow birdbath with a couple of inches of water.
Keep cats away
Keep your kitty out of the garden! Cats and wild birds don’t mix.
Research plants and trees that are native to your area. Some may already be growing on your property.
Plant for birds
To attract birds, plant native plants and trees that produce berries and seeds, such as mulberry, sumac, and evergreen.
Plant for butterflies
To attract butterflies, plant native plants that produce nectar, such as butterfly weed, milkweed, and asters.
Set out rocks
Place large, flat rocks in sunny spots. Butterflies are cold-blooded and will come to these to warm up.