Backyard Wildlife Feeders Westchester IL

Local resource for backyard wildlife feeders in Westchester, 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 & V Maintenance Group
(773) 822-3027
1038 S La Grange Rd
La Grange, IL

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The Hidden Gardens
(630) 655-8283
16W658 S. Frontage Road
Willowbrook, IL
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bonsai, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish Health, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Water Garden Maintenance, Water Garden Supplies

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Hinsdale Nurseries, Inc.
(630) 323-1411
7200 S Madison Street
Willowbrook, IL
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arborist Services, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Display Structures, Ferns, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gazebos / Pavilions, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Landscape Architects, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape M…

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Wannemaker's Garden Center
(630) 852-0700
1940 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, 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, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Schwarz Nursery & Garden Center
(630) 627-6261
21 W 020 Army Trail Rd
Addison, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables

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Jewel Food Stores
(708) 531-6539
1955 West North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
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Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products

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The Good Earth Greenhouse
(708) 366-9500
7900 Madison St
River Forest, IL
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Florist, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Hausermann Orchids, Inc.
(630) 543-6855
2N134 Addison Rd # 3
Villa Park, IL
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Orchids, Plants, Vegetables

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Advance Garden Center
(773) 685-6030
2933 N Central Ave
Chicago, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Angelia Hopson
(630) 793-0500
799 Rosevelt Building 3
Glenn Ellyn, IL

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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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