Attract Winter Wildlife to Your Garden

How to Attract Winter Wildlife to Your Garden and Pond

There are many ways to attract winter wildlife to your garden and pond during the cold months of winter.

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In the winter season, your garden pond is most likely fairly silent – hoses and pumps have actually been detached, and the pond itself may be iced up or drained.

Attract Winter Wildlife to Your Garden - Finch in Snow
Attract Winter Wildlife to Your Garden – Finch in Snow 
By Steve Ryan (originally posted to Flickr as Finch in Snow) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
But there are many means to bring your pond and garden to life during the winter season by drawing in wildlife.

So if you want to attract winter wildlife to your garden and pond; here are some methods to assist you in your quest:

  • Build shelters

One of things that a pond could provide is a sort of protected oasis for chilled  and hungry wildlife. Shelter is one of the things that wild animals really need in the winter season.

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  • Rock piles

These are an additional type of shelter that flourish around ponds, and might already be a part of your water-scape.

Freely stack rocks if they are not already there currently, and permit leaves to collect in and around the rock pile.

This can provide shelter for ground-dwelling birds, frogs and toads, and small rodents.

Attract Winter Wildlife to Your Garden - Bird Table
Attract Winter Wildlife to Your Garden – Bird Table
  • Regular supply of water

Water is a resource that is remarkably hard to come by in winter months. The majority of water sources are iced up or dry, so think about keeping at least some water in your pond.

Because your pump and hoses are most likely taken apart, you could simply pour in a little water.

Pour a little warm water to thaw any ice, or make use of an electric warmer. A trusted water source will bring in all kinds of wildlife, from birds, squirrels maybe even the occasional deer.

  • Regular supply of Food

Food is also scarce in winters months, specifically in severe environments with a great deal of snow.

You could hang a traditional bird feeder around your pond, or set out a dish of scraps and seeds.

The technique of feeding and the food you supply will determine what wildlife you will attract to your garden, you can draw in chipmunks, squirrels, deer, and birds and many more varieties to your pond and garden.

Keep in mind that high-fat meals are particularly advantageous in winter months, and consist of fatty seeds and grains like sunflower seeds, peanuts, and corn.

You can likewise blend dried fruits, grains and nuts with suet or surplus kitchen fats (such as pork, sausage-meat, turkey or fowl fat cooled until set) and smear it on your rock pile or food plate.

  • Evergreen Bushes

Evergreen trees and shrubs are an excellent shelter for wildlife in the winter season, and they look charming around a pond. Plant holly for a safe, spiky shelter for birds – its red berries also offer meals.

Hardy climbing roses offer juicy, red rose-hips (berries) in cold weather.

Deer are attracted to shrubs that bear berries as well. White spruce and balsam fir are additionally popular amongst wildlife for shelter.

If you provide these things around your pond, you will see all sorts of wildlife you have probably never seen prior to the introduction of your wildlife sanctuary.

Your pond area can be a terrific oasis for a selection of wildlife, you offer them food and shelter the animals provide delight for you and your family.

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One comment

  1. Hello there! This blog post couldn’t be written much better!
    Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to forward this article to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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