Decorate Your Garden With Birdhouses
While most birds prefer to nest in trees, some bird varieties will gladly accept a well-constructed, comfortable birdhouse in a garden. Birdhouses are also great for people that enjoy nature and birds, people who want to add a nice decoration to their yard or garden, or people who are simply looking for a fun project. When choosing to build birdhouses for bird occupants, it’s important to research information on different types of birds. Generally, birds prefer birdhouses that are left unpainted or weathered looking in appearance. However, those that are painted should be nontoxic. It’s also a good idea to refer back to research notes, as different birds are attracted to various colors. The size of a garden birdhouse dictates the type of bird most likely to move in as well.
To build a birdhouse from basic wooden birdhouse plans, power or hand tools are usually necessary. The dimensions of the birdhouse should be laid out according to the recommendations for the chosen bird species. A typical birdhouse pattern can be altered to accommodate nearly any bird type. Once the pieces are cut and appropriate-sized entrance holes drilled, the birdhouse should be assembled according to the instructions or birdhouse plans. The most important tip in providing bird shelters for your garden is to learn from the birds. They want to be safe from predators, dry and warm, and close to food and water sources.