They use little water (cactus and native vegetation)
They attract butterflies
They attract birds, specifically hummingbirds
In order to attract other birds, I supplement the plants with bird feeders. The feed that I had been using was attracting house finches (which I love) and mourning doves (which I can take or leave).
A few days ago when I went to Walmart to get some more feed, there was a
40-pound bag on sale for just $17.44. I couldn’t resist it even though I had never used that brand before.
The house finches and mourning doves still come around, but I’m now being visited by bluebirds and cedar waxwings.
That western bluebird, a female, doesn’t look too happy that she’s outnumbered by the three cedar waxwings.
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