Friday, July 20, 2007

Attracting Songbirds

Mature larvae are an ideal food for attracting bluebirds, orioles, cardinals, goldfinches, thrushes, catbirds, woodpeckers, nuthatchers, chickadees, and warblers to the back yard garden. The logical and most common means of offering this nutritious food is to use a special bluebird feeder, or similar unit that has been designed to distribute mealworms to birds. Look for units that possess a sloped, overhanging lid or roof which will prevent runoff of rain or dew into the feeding area. Drainage holes and critter guards are also beneficial to a functional feeder.

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