Jennifer Lowery wrote:Should I just cut it all the way down so I don't see reminder of it, or would it somehow honor the tree making it a bird bath pedestal?
Jennifer Lowery wrote:Here's the bird bath so far. A 24" plastic pot tray with a bunch of flat rocks in it on slopes so the birds can walk down to the current water level -- I like to dump the bath and fill it with fresh water each day.
It pleased me today to see lots of birds using it. I saw three in it this evening, a couple of them flapping their wings happily in the water causing the water to splash everywhere. I never had a bird bath before, but I can see how this can be great therapy. My property is surrounded by 6 neighors all with trees in their backyard, so I still feel like I am in a forest, despite not having a single tree in my back yard now. I hear all the bird activity in the trees now I wasn't hearing before. Seems like the bird bath is becoming popular. Yeah great therapy.. made me really happy. I saw a beautiful blue and white bird fly in alone after the 3 black birds left.. was like 30 seconds later. Then after the blue and white one left, another black one flew in alone and drank some water.
I suppose I should look into feeders and bird houses etc. Would love for my property to become a bird haven lol. Or is this a bad idea? Can too many birds be a bad idea for the garden? I have ten 4' x 4' raised beds and grow like everything. I don't grow grains though since I eat a ketogenic diet. I think it'd be great if the birds ate the pests from the plants and all the mosquito larvae in stagant water on the ground.
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