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Garden Gate: Episode 96 – Bird baths (Aug. 19th, 2016)

Marie-Joel Turgeon

CHEX TV air date: August 19th 5-6pm

Click link to watch this episode online.

Providing birds with water is an important part of any garden. Both for drinking and for bathing.

Birds are especially attracted to moving water, so if you can add a dripper, spraying hose or water wiggler, you`ll attract birds more quickly to the bath. In addition moving water prevents mosquitoes from laying their larvae in the water.

During this episode I share some ideas on types of bird baths and placement of the bath within your garden.

Fountains and ponds are also a great option but require more work and commitment to keep them clean and operating properly.  Something as simple as a bowl with water can keep a few birds happy.

If the surface is shallow enough, butterflies and bees will even use a bath for drinking.13698250_1428837960466425_835210816403017011_o