Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute

Bird feeder

June 25, 2020
Bird Feeders

Birds are wonderous creatures. Learn how to get the most from your birdfeeder and be able to enjoy them in your yard.

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Bird feeders can provide food for our feathered friends, while providing you with a beautiful show.

Your bird feeder can be designed to attract either a variety of species, or just one. Select a tube, nectar, fruit, or hopper feeder, depending on the type of birds you’re interested in seeing.

The food you choose will also determine which birds visit. To attract orioles, thrashers, and bluebirds, put out fruit. Cardinals, titmice and chickadees prefer sunflower seeds and safflower seeds.

Locate your feeder in a good spot for viewing that is 10 to 15 feet away from trees to help keep squirrels at bay. And clean your feeder often to prevent diseases.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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