Backyard Wildlife Feeders Galesburg IL

Local resource for backyard wildlife feeders in Galesburg, IL. 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.

D. A. Hoerr & Sons Inc
(309) 342-3194
2800 West Main St
Galesburg, IL
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Flowerwood Inc
(815) 455-2220
7625 Us Highway Route 14
Crystal Lake, IL

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Northwest Garden Center
(847) 438-6800
20820 N. Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Jamaican Gardens
(847) 367-5570
14595 W Rockland Rd
Libertyville, IL
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Plant Station
(815) 872-2687
810 W Railroad Ave
Princeton, IL
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Annuals

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Homestead Growers
(309) 875-3254
431 Knox Road 900 E
Maquon, IL
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Builders / Contractors

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Frericks Gardens Inc
(217) 223-1408
3400 N 12th St
Quincy, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Florist, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Remodeling Services, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Majestic Nursery Inc
(630) 553-9924
7738 Dobson Ln
Newark, IL

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Rolling Hills Nursery
(847) 634-3200
22149 North Pet Lane
Prairie View, IL
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Ron Clesen's Ornamental Plants
(630) 365-6244
45 West 464 Ramm Road
Maple Park, IL
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Greenhouse Growers, Plants

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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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