Amanda Esler, pet specialist at Byerly's Ridgedale
Friday, March 30, 2012
Did you know feeding/attracting the wild birds in your backyard may have its benefits? This actually helps you and the birds. When you attract the beautiful wild birds to your backyard, they provide great entertainment and education to you, your children or grandchildren. Not only is it fun to become a birdwatcher, but the birds you attract are eating insects in the area around your yard. If there’s a good food supply in your yard for the birds, they’ll be healthy and stay close by nesting nearby. The stronger the wild bird population, the lower number of insects and the fewer pesticides will be needed to control the insect population.