It’s inevitable. Snow, ice, sleet, and cold. Winter will be here before we know it. The days become short and the nights are long. Sometimes I think of how rough we have it here in Upstate New York, but in the winter I take one look out the window and see all the life we have outside. While we are snug in our homes drinking hot tea and curling up next to the fire, birds are exposed to the elements every day to find water, food and shelter. There are some species of birds that are here only
Adding water to your landscape, especially in the summer months, is crucial for making your yard wildlife friendly. Birds prefer moving water, so adding a fountain as a water feature will help draw in more birds. Moving water can be added to your yard in many ways. There are solar fountain kits that will sit in a birdbath or pond and run a spray of water as the sun hits their solar panel.