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.
Sunflower seed feeders added to habitat.
Close up view of sunflower seed feeder.
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.