As we soak up the last days of fall and head into winter, small backyard birds can provide a lovely burst of color. The FOX 9 morning show has some great ideas for cultivating a vibrant birdwatching winter.
First, nature in a backyard plays a considerable role. A local garden shop expert can advise you on what plants will attract the birds you’re looking for, but evergreens are a sure bet. Additionally, make sure to have some water available, likely in a heated birdbath.
Birds need food too, and there are plenty of options for this. The most common options are a suet feeder or a hopper feeder. A squirrel-proof feeder is a solid choice to ensure the birds get what is meant for them.
Different types of food attract different birds, so ask your local pet shop employee what particular blend of nuts and seeds will feed your winged friends. There are plenty of pre-mixed combinations for specific birds, like cardinals and finches.
We hope these tips and tricks bring you a vibrant backyard this fall and winter!
I’m Joan, and I know home care from the inside out.
I’ve navigated my daughter through 24/7 home care nursing and managed her PCA’s. I’ve helped my parents move into (and out of) assisted living, Medicare episodes, skilled nurse visits, home health aids, and PCAs. Sandwiched in all of that, I’ve helped coordinate home care equipment and supplies, physical therapists, occupational therapists, county workers, and medications (oh, the medications). I know emergency departments, children’s hospitals, cancer wards, cardiac floors, and specialty units. I can recite health insurance policies (and call their bluff).
I know a lot of other things in life too, like Shakespeare, where to sit to see a great sunset over a lake, how to keep myself healthy, how to read a profit/loss statement and state statutes, when to use a comma, and that gratitude is one of the keys to success.
So I’m going to have this blog and write about home care from time to time. I’ll include topics like current legislation, professional boundaries in a tricky environment, and being a caregiver. I’ll also post some guest blogs from clients and nurses.
Join me in the conversation.
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