Creative Woodcraft's Wild Bird & Nature Store - Home & GardenElements of a bird garden: Food—Consider native shrubs, trees and flowers that produce seeds, fruits and nuts throughout the year. Provide nectar producing plants for hummingbirds and butterflies. Allow leaf litter to remain under trees and shrubs, limit dead heading of annual and perennial flowers. Insects are the primary source of food of many birds—eliminate all insecticides. Supplemental feeders should be offered with seed, suet or nectar. Water—Birds need a dependable supply of water throughout the year for drinking and bathing. Many bird species that are not attracted to feeding stations are attracted to a reliable water source. Water is most attractive when it is audible and moving. Water sources can include small pools and waterfalls, bird baths, saucers, drippers, and misters. Shelter—Plant evergreen trees and shrubs that provide year round cover from weather and predators. Deciduous trees and shrubs, brush piles, dead trees and nesting boxes provide additional protection as well as nesting and roosting sites. Check out our Latest Product: Living Roof Bird Houses SHOP NOW!