The holiday decorations are packed away, the cold days of winter are upon us and these can be hard times for the wildlife in our gardens.
The natural foods are depleted. Fresh–and liquid–water is hard to find on frigid days. Roosting cavities and other shelter can be particularly challenging to find in our very neat and manicured landscapes.
Providing for birds in harsh conditions can be life-saving for some of our feathered friends. A good bird habitat will have food, water and shelter, all of which are especially important in the winter.
In light of all the rain we have had recently, make sure your feeders are filled with fresh food. You may need to pour out and clean up feeders if the seed has gotten wet. Scrape out all of the old seed caked in the bottom and refill with quality seed. This is important for thistle feeders as well as mixed seed feeders
Frozen water doesn’t do the birds any good at all. Birds need fresh water for bathing purposes (clean feathers keep them warm) as well as for drinking. The easiest way to ensure the water is ready for the birds is to buy a bird bath heater or a heated bird bath. If that is not feasible, keep an eye on the bird bath and pour in some fresh (and warmer) water on those really cold days.
Birdhouse of the Greenway gift certificates are a great way to show your loved one how much you love them! Get them year round at our store or give us a call!
Where to Find Us
Bird House on the Greenway
6416 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
In the Shops at Piper Glen next to Trader Joe's and the Four Mile Creek Greenway.