Spring is an exciting time of year! Every day brings new visitors to the yard and new things are sprouting up and beginning to bloom. It’s my favorite time of year because everything feels dynamic and the world is full of possibility. So, here’s a few updates!
Here’s the current setup for our Feeder Pole in the front yard. This pole system is from Wild Birds Unlimited. We added the hopper style feeder on the top this spring and I’m really happy with it. Previously in the front yard we didn’t really have a great option that held a lot of seed so things were always running low. The hopper is big enough to last several days. I am thinking about changing over to another upside down suet feeder here to keep the starlings away but that’s the only feeder we have up for pileated woodpecker right now so I’ve been hesitant.
A lot of birds can share this feeder system together. It’s a real gathering area.
As the dandelions & crown imperial fade away, and of course the tulips were eaten, the irises and allium are set to take center stage in our new circle flower bed.
We set up these new houses to try this year in the circle flower bed. One is for mason bees and other solitary bees and the other is a resting spot for butterflies. We hope to attract both to our garden this summer. I planted a bunch of different seeds here as well. I’m hoping to get both moonflower and morning glory going this year as well as filling the open area in this bed with allysium.
We also are debating where to put our treefrog home we got last year. Last year we moved it around a bit but the tree frogs never really used it. I think it needs to be in an area with more vegetation around so we are working on a good spot to put it. In the meantime, we already spotted our first tree frog hanging around this week!
And, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share some birds! Here’s our latest compilation video showing some feeder action in the back yard. Check it out!