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For the Birds, Butterflies & Hummingbirds: Creating Inviting Habitats



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Mary Free, Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Northern Virginia; Reviewed by Dave Close, Consumer Horticulture Specialist, Virginia Tech

    Cover, For the Birds, Butterflies & Hummingbirds: Creating Inviting Habitats

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Are birds and butterflies attracted to your yard or garden? Like people, birds and butterflies require food, water and shelter. Like people, they prefer that their food and water be close to where they live. And like people, they favor certain types of homes and certain types of food. If you plant to meet their needs, then they will flock or flutter to your garden. This publication examines the habitat requirements for birds, hummingbirds and butterflies, and then gives an overview of planning your garden space to accommodate them.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.


August 1, 2014