There is nothing like looking outside your window and seeing all the wildlife right in your backyard. I was looking through some DIY projects and I found 8 different projects you can do yourself in order to bring the wildlife right to you back door!
8 SimpleDIY Projects to Bring Your Backyard to Life
Posted by handmade charlotte on May 30th, 2012 at 10:41 pm
A quick visit to your local home & garden store will provide countless ways to rid your backyard of insects and other “pests,” but what if your goal is to attract them? While some forms of wildlife can certainly wreak havoc on your backyard paradise, others can provide invaluable benefits like mosquito control, healthier plants, and much more.
Here are 8 quick & easy DIY projects that will transform your backyard into your own wildlife sanctuary.
1. Butterfly Feeder
Butterflies are not only beautiful to watch, but they also one of nature’s most important pollinators. Encourage them to visit your yard with a simple DIY butterfly feeder.
2. Bug Box
Not all insects are a nuisance! This simple DIY project uses scrap wood, bamboo cane, and old branches to provide a perfect home for helpful insects like spiders, ladybirds, and bees.
3. Bee Box
Everyone knows by now that the bee population is dangerously low. One of the primary reasons for this is shrinking habitat. Do the world (and your garden) a favor by creating a bee box for your garden!
4. Slinky Bird Feeder
Turn your child’s long forgotten or discarded slinky into the perfect bird feeder! This project is great for teaching your child the benefits of recycling.
5. Bat House
Why build a house to attract bats to your backyard? For starters, a small bat can capture up to 1,000 mosquitos in just one hour.
6. Martin House
Purple Martins are another great tool provided by nature for controlling mosquitos. This DIY project recreates their cup-s.haped nests made from mud by using papier-mâché.
7. Natural Bird Feeder
Attract birds to your backyard with these colorful hanging bird feeder baskets made using an orange a few other simple ingredients. A perfect project for the kids!
8. Recycled Plastic Bottle Feeder
All you need for this great recycled DIY bird feeder is a used 1-liter plastic bottle, two wooden spoons, a small acrew, and a length of twine for hanging. Another great project for teaching your kids the benefits of recycling.
To go to the original blog with direct links to the websites, visit http://blogs.babble.com/family-style/2012/05/30/8-simple-diy-projects-for-attracting-wildlife-to-your-backyard/.