Wanna See Our New Birdhouses?
About two years ago we visited Tammie of Casa Mariposa and got to see her lovely garden. I was especially impressed by the decorative quality of her several birdhouses. Since then, I have wanted to add more birdhouses to our own garden.
So after two years of birdhouse brooding, I finally took action. We already had one birdhouse. It is very plain and utilitarian, though there is an endearing family of chickadees nesting there at the moment.
Now I have four birdhouses, each located in a different corner of the garden. They’re made of wood with bits of recycled metal by Bacon Square Farm, which I found on Etsy. Judy thinks it is humorous that I have begun shopping on Etsy, but she won’t explain why.
Birdhouses for Chickadees and Wrens, I’ve been told, should be placed 50′ apart or more. My first birdhouse and the new red one are meant for Chickadees and Wrens, but the other two have slightly larger entrances.
I was thinking I’d attach a metal guard to the entrances of all the new birdhouses, which would make them all safe for Chickadees and Wrens. None of the new birdhouses seem to have tenants just yet, but I’m told there is still time for this year.