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    I found this great picture of a Strawberry Gutter Garden on Pinterest. There were no instructions, so I made my own!

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    This time of year, as the temperatures drop and the days are shorter, us gardeners are ready to call it quits. But, if there is ONE thing you can do this fall and early winter, to make next growing season better, it is to MULCH your plants, flower bed and gardens. Mulching adds nutrients to your soil, creates rich habitat for decomposers, and for those in dry areas, it conserves water. So, roll up your sleeves and give it one more push...this spring you'll be grateful you did.

    Brush piles are one of the easiest and best features you can build for wildlife habitat. Place one near your feeder and watch the birds celebrate all winter long! See here for more information on constructing one in your yard: content.yardmap.o...

    In the spirit of Halloween, consider using your pumpkin for more than just a decoration! Fill them with seeds and give the birds a "treat", not a trick! Learn one way to make a pumpkin feeder by watching this video:

    Bug apartment block! #homesfornature

    Let the Pokeweed Grow!

    Non-native Common Burdock can be a hidden hazard for birds!

    Brightly colored bird houses (i kinda just like these plain ones painted bright colors)

    What do I do with my fall leaves?

    Planting Native Bulbs, you have options.

    Do you have forested backyard habitat? Even small woodlots can be managed to provide ideal habitat for birds and other wildlife. Promoting native trees and shrubs, leaving snags and downed wood, adding nest boxes, and minimizing deer browse are just some of the ways you can improve forested habitat. Visit YardMap to learn more about managing forested backyard habitats: content.yardmap.o...

    Brush piles provide great cover habitat for birds and other wildlife, and they are easy to create:

    Nest boxes can be extremely helpful for birds that may have a difficult time finding a cavity to nest in, like these tree swallows. Putting up a nest box is an easy way to improve backyard wildlife habitat.

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    Rock piles and walls are a great addition to your backyard habitat. They are often used for cover and nesting by many critters, including birds, small mammals, reptiles, and insects.

    Thorny plants make excellent bird habitat

    The genus name is from the Greek echino, meaning hedgehog, an allusion to the spiny, brownish central disk. The flowers of Echinacea species are used to make an extremely popular herbal tea purported to help strengthen the immune system. Purple Coneflower is a showy, easily grown garden plant. Pollinators will appreciate it in the summer, and, if you leave the interesting seed heads intact, the birds will thank you come fall. Read more on flowers in the garden:

    Monarch caterpillar populations are declining rapidly, and milkweed is critical to monarch survival as their caterpillars feed exclusively upon milkweed leaves. Milkweed also attracts many species of butterflies, bees, and other insects, making it a true gem to pollinators. Habitat tip: plant milkweed in large clumps to maximize its benefit to wildlife. Find out which native milkweed to plant by visiting YardMap: Note: butterflies in photo are a fritillary and skippers.

    Butterfly weed has a large range in the U.S. due to its ability to grow in a variety of soils, not to mention it's drought resistant. Butterfly weed attracts numerous native bees, as well as honey and bumble bees. It also provides nectar to butterflies, and is a larval host to monarchs and several other species of butterflies. This is a weed that every yard needs!

    Goldenrod provides nectar, pollen, seeds, shelter, and places to lay eggs to hundreds of species of wildlife, including birds, bees, spiders, butterflies, and moths. Insects and small mammals eat the leaves and stems. Many people view goldenrod as a weed, but wildlife gardeners know better. Keep clumps of goldenrod throughout your property, leave them standing in winter and you'll see that they are always buzzing with activity. Find native goldenrod in your area: