Backyard Wildlife Feeders Barre VT

Local resource for backyard wildlife feeders in Barre, VT. Includes detailed information on local gardening supply stores that give access to bird feeders, suet feeders, fly-through bird feeders, squirrel feeders, and deer feeders, as well as advice and content on squirrel houses, bat houses, and butterfly houses.

Green Mountain Transplants Inc
(802) 454-1533
2290 Vt Route 14 N
East Montpelier, VT

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Smallwood Nurseries
(802) 476-3254
677 VT Route 14
Williamstown, VT
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Annuals, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Rt 66 Garden Center & Farm Stand
(802) 728-6222
131 Route 66
Randolph, VT
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Annuals

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Claussen's Florist & Greenhouse
(802) 878-2361
187 Main St
Colchester, VT

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North Country Organics
(802) 222-4277
PO Box 372
Bradford, VT

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Wheeler Homestead Supply
(802) 223-0126
2075 Vermont Route 14 South
East Montpelier, VT
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Mad River Garden Center
(802) 496-5555
4063 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Boulevard Gardens
(802) 479-0029
97 Route 302
Barre, VT

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Pratico's Landscaping
(802) 775-4382
230 North Main Street
Rutland, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Waste Not Resource Solutions
(802) 933-8336
1662 Pumpkin Village Rd.
Enosburg Falls, VT

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Backyard Wildlife | Encourage wildlife to come into your backyard

Encourage wildlife to come into your backyard

Attracting backyard wildlife provides natural entertainment for your family and friends. It can be magical to watch birds create a nest and raise their young right before your eyes, or make daily visits to your home to feed. Whether you live in the country or the city, there are ways to encourage wildlife into your backyard.

Provide Food

The animals will come if you offer them something to eat. Keep in mind that general food sources will attract a wide variety of animals. If you want to attract a specific breed of bird or insect, you'll need to research their food preferences. For instance, adult butterflies that are searching for nectar are attracted to orange, yellow, red, purple or pink blossoms.

However, you can increase your odds of attracting butterflies by having plants that support the entire life cycle of the butterfly. They need certain plants for laying their eggs and others for food sources.

Dotting your yard with squirrel feeders or bird feeders also helps you attract a diverse range of common wildlife.

Supply Water

Animals need clean sources of water for drinking, bathing and reproduction. A water source could include ponds, streams or wetlands, depending on where you live. In urbanized areas, you can create rain gardens, bird baths or a preformed pond. You should change any standing water every two to three days during warm weather when mosquitoes breed as a form of mosquito control . This prevents mosquito eggs from hatching and unleashing a cloud of pests to your backyard.

Create Cover

Animals need cover to feel safe from predators. If you don't offer adequate protection, backyard wildlife will shorten their visits and go somewhere else. Along with cover, having a yard that is quiet with little or no outdoor activity will attract far more animals. If you have the ideal backyard wildlife habitat, animals will choose your yard to build their homes and raise their young.

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