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Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies

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Use multiple bird feeders located at different heights and levels.

Hang squirrel-proof feeders in trees, near shrubs, off fences and other screened areas.

Remember, bird feeders will attract varmints to your yard! Rats, mice, voles, raccoons, opossums, skunks, soyotes.

Incorporate bird-friendly plants into your yardscape

Bee pollination is responsible for one out of every three bites of food we ear, 80% of flowering plant specimens that provide food for us and wildlife.

Butterlfies are busy pollinators, second only to bees in importance to sustaining Earth's pant food cycle.

Devote a portion of your property to pollinator-friendly plants, 100 sq. ft. is a good minimum.

15 Terrific Bee & Butterfly Pollinator Perennials for St. Louis, Missouri.

Three essential Milkweeds for Monarchs.

Swamp milkweed. Missouri Prairie Foundation

Don Engebretson
The Renegade Gardener