Last week I placed sock feeders for the American Goldfinch we have in and around the Cherry Creek Pollinator habitat. I also put up the sunflower seed bird feeder for our seed eating birds. We often see Dark-eyed Junco and Northern Cardinals in or near the habitat. It is important to keep your feeders filled through the winter because birds and wildlife will rely on them through the winter season.
Today was a nice and sunny day to hang our bird feeders in the Cherry Creek Pollinator Habitat. We have American goldfinch, northern cardinals and dark-eyed juncos visit our habitat. It is important to leave native grasses and plant cover for them during the winter months.
Today sunflower seed bird feeders were placed in the habitat. Soni found sturdy metal brackets to hold the bird feeders I obtained for the habitat. Chris installed the brackets on our blue pole and helped me hang the feeders after I filled them with sunflower seeds. Thank you Chris! The cardinals, juncos and other birds in the area will appreciate the feeders this winter.
Rudbeckia flower heads provide food for birds in the winter.
Leave seed heads standing in the landscape over the winter. The dried seed heads of flowers like purple coneflower, Rudbeckia and sunflowers are nature’s birdfeeders. Junco and cardinals have been visiting the habitat and eating sunflower seeds. We have three squirrels that visit too. If you have pumpkins left over from a fall display, put them outside for wildlife. Squirrels and deer will be happy to feed on them.