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The BestNest.com Newsletter offers fascinating content on backyard birding and wildlife conservation as well as information about upcoming specials, additional online content, and new product offerings.

IN THIS ISSUE:
We have many products currently on sale. The products below are just a few!

20" Heated Bird Bath w/ Stand
API-970
Sale $59.99
Premium Bird Bath De-Icer, 150 Watts
FI-C-50
Sale $34.99
 
Coates Purple Martin Mansion 12 Rm
COAT-C-12H
Sale $74.95
Coates WatersEdge Purple Martin Suites 6 Rm Suite
COAT-W-3
Sale $82.95
 
Heritage Farms Purple Martin House 4 Unit Pod (1 Level)
HF-7540
Sale $124.95
Wild Bills Electric Squirrel-Free Bird Feeder, 8 ports
WB-WB-8
Sale $109.95


We are very excited about the new products we have to offer this month. We have recently added many new products, the products below are just a few!

Parasol Bouquet 3 Hummingbird Feeder, Antique Rose, 10.5 oz
PAR-BQ3AR
Now $44.95
Maine Bay In-House Window Feeder
BCO-78612
Now $89.95
 
Squirrel Free Seed Saver Liquid, 16 oz
SQF-SS-16
Now $9.99
Birding Software: Birds of My Area
TBS-BMA3
Now $29.95
 
Duncraft Globe 4" Cage Masterpiece Feeder
DUN-19634
Now $119.95
Duncraft Manor 3" Tube Masterpiece Feeder
DUN-19613
Now $64.95


"Gardening for Wildlife" is a relatively new form of gardening. In the past, homeowners planted just to beautify their landscape. Many also enjoyed feeding and watching birds at their feeders. "Gardening for Wildlife" brings these two ideas together. It involves choosing plants that not only beautify a landscape but also offer food or shelter characteristics needed by birds, butterflies and other backyard friends. By planting and supplying their needed requirements you are creating a natural habitat that will attract more and more wonderful friends to your yard year round, plus diversify the species that frequent your feeders.

The basics you'll need are: a handful of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, vines or annuals that offer food year round in your growing zone, ones that produce berries, nuts, or seeds. Your chosen plants should offer food in succession, that is when one is finishing, other foods are becoming available. Especially helpful are plants that hold food through the winter.

Next add plants that offer shelter: prickly, thorny or dense characteristics are especially helpful. They help nesting parents and babies stay protected from predators. In addition, evergreen trees and shrubs offer warmth on cold nights.

Next, add a water source. From a simple bird bath to an elaborate pond, all types are welcome. You can add a heater, or change the water daily with water from your home to offer drinking water year round.

Finally, adding different types of feeders, and offering a selection of birdseed and treats will add an additional bonus food source for your new "friends", helping them through the winter and encouraging them to check out and stay year round in your wonderful wildlife garden.

These are just a few quick tips to help you on your way to creating your own wildlife garden. Combining them all will surely bring a wider diversity of wildlife to your yard for your yearly viewing pleasure. Hope this helps start you on your way to a wonderful new hobby!

Article provided by Mande's Garden Company

Want to get started "wildlife gardening" but don't have time to do lots of research? Mande's Garden Company specializes in custom designing Butterfly, Hummingbird and Songbird Garden Plans for homeowners to easily follow and install. Plans can be created for anyone, anywhere across the U.S., and are an excellent gift idea, too! Let them do all the research for you! Contact them at 954-457-4632, or 1-800-784-6039 x 17 or www.mandesgardencompany.com to learn more. Mention you read their article in the BestNest.com newsletter and receive 20% off your custom garden plan!

CONGRATULATIONS to Donna Gregory who just won a new Garden Ballet Hummingbird Feeder Mobile! To claim your prize, please send an email to customerservice@bestnest.com and include your address information and telephone number. We may follow-up with a phone call to verify your address information and identity. Congratulations!

Next issue, our winner will receive a new:
 
Aspects Vista-Dome
$29.95

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