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Prepering for Birds in springKyle Denman
Spring is the perfect time to prepare your garden for birds. Not only is the weather getting warmer, but the birds are also starting to migrate back to their summer homes. One way to attract birds to your garden is by providing them with a reliable source of food. One great option for this is mealworms and crickets.
Mealworms, also known as Tenebrio molitor, are the larvae of the darkling beetle. They are a great source of protein for birds, and are particularly beneficial for young birds who are still growing and developing. Dried mealworms can be purchased in bulk and stored for long periods of time, making them a convenient option for bird feeders. They can be offered to birds in a dish or on a tray feeder, and can also be mixed into seed blends.
Crickets are another great option for birds. They are high in protein and fat and are a great food for birds during the breeding season. Crickets can also be purchased dried, making them a convenient option for bird feeders. They can be offered to birds in a dish or on a tray feeder, and can also be mixed into seed blends.
In addition to mealworms and crickets, it is important to provide birds with a source of fresh water. This can be in the form of a birdbath or a shallow dish filled with water. This will not only provide birds with a source of hydration, but it will also attract a variety of different bird species to your garden.
It’s also important to maintain your bird feeders and bird baths, keeping them clean and replenishing them regularly. This will help ensure that the birds in your garden have a consistent source of food and water.
In summary, feeding mealworms and crickets to birds in your garden can be a great way to attract a variety of different bird species, and provide them with the necessary nutrients they need. Providing fresh water is also important and keeping feeders clean will keep the birds happy and healthy.