Bring fauna into your yard, and let others know you’re in solidarity with our other-than-human neighbors!.
It’s nesting season, and we can do a lot to support our feathered friends. Consider a birdhouse, and garden signs to express your care.
Many of our birds are out there house hunting! Providing housing opportunities for them will bring benefits to your garden as birds eat large numbers of insects like mosquitos, scale, various larvae, etc., and give you the pleasure of watching them raise their broods.
We have two styles of birdhouses for cavity-nesting birds like chickadees, wrens, nuthatches, and downy woodpeckers. These are locally made, designed to Audubon Society specifications, and are easy to clean at season’s end. Keep some of the small stems, twigs, dead blades of grass, combings from your shaggy dog, etc. from your spring garden clean-up in a corner of your yard for nesting material. Be sure to locate your bird houses where roaming cats can’t reach them.
Our bird houses are locally made by Evergreen craftsman, Urban Quint. His birdhouses are made with 5/8” natural untreated cedar. The front panel has a 1½” entrance hole, and a hole adapter is provided if you prefer smaller birds such as nuthatches and wrens. For easy cleaning, the front panel opens. Holes in the bottom serve to drain water and help ventilate the house. All houses are fastened using external grade glue to prolong life. Give one a try!
We also carry a variety of beautiful garden signs. By placing one where passers-by can see them, you’re showing your solidarity with everyone who knows just how important it is to preserve natural habitat. Come pick your favorite!