Backyard Wildlife Feeders Rutherfordton NC

Local resource for backyard wildlife feeders in Rutherfordton, NC. 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.

Wilkie Greenhouse
(828) 453-0480
1533 New House Rd
Ellenboro, NC

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Spindale Farm & Garden
(828) 286-4789
1027 E Main St
Spindale, NC

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Hensons' Inc Mulch & More
(864) 457-4104
22565 Asheville Hwy
Landrum, SC

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Wilde Acres
(609) 922-9137
516 Heather Dr
Raleigh, NC

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Green Leaf Plant Farm
(252) 221-4923
2153 Rocky Hock Rd
Edenton, NC
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Builders / Contractors

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Ashdown Roses
(864) 468-4900
2220 S. Blackstock Road
Landrum, SC
 
Down To Earth Garden Ctr
(828) 859-2283
958 S Hwy 176
Tryon, NC

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Motlow Creek Gardens
(864) 468-4848
14095 Highway 11
Campobello, SC

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Thomas Bros. Nurseries
(910) 245-7723
PO Box 159 1521 US Highway #1
Cameron, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Plants

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Lumber River Trading Company
(910) 738-7788
1675 N. Roberts Ave.
Lumberton, NC
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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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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