[NAFEX] attract birds into apple tree?
Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu May 26 16:45:47 EDT 2005
Chickadees eat about 70% caterpillars and spiders. Nummy. Suet will
attract other bug-eaters, and keep them in the garden. The use of
squirrel-proof and squirrel resistant feeders will help you develop smarter
Orioles and tanagers are lovely bug-eaters to have around. You can buy
nectar feeders for them, or keep orange halves out for them.
Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.
USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8,
Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Charles Paradise
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:01 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] attract birds into apple tree?
Just now I saw a chickadee in the Northern Spy apple tree. I don't know if
chickadees are insect-eating birds, but what means are available to attract
insect-eating birds into a tree?
1] Suet? If so, how prevent squirrels from accessing suet? Is a simple
suet cage enough?
2] Growing intentionally some insects that would release from the apple tree
to provide an attaction for insect-eating birds to visit the tree?
Charlie Paradise, Massachusetts
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