Midtown Wildlife Paradise

21 Dec

When we first bought our 1000sq ft home at Loring Heights in Midtown, we never thought we were going to be surrounding by the most amazing variety of birds, insects, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks and possums. As Nature lovers, my husband and I have planted many shrubs including native for the area, many blooming plants and shelter edgings.  When we planted trees, shrubs, and flowers around our home, we also built homes for a whole community of animals. Over the years we have provided  animals with food by planting a mix of plants that produce seed or fruit at different times of the year and by using  feeders, water in birdbaths and fountains, shelter and installing bird houses for them to nest.

Furthermore, we do not use ANY chemicals in our garden, we use organic fertilizers and none insecticides at all.

Enjoy these beautiful pictures from our backyard wildlife paradise and keep in mind that your backyard can become a better home for the wildlife already living there and a home for new wild neighbors.  

American Goldfinch

 

American Robin

 

Black-throated Green Warbler

 

Blue jay

 

Brown headed cowbird

 

Brown Thrasher

 

Carolina Chickadee

 

Carolina wren

 

Carolina wren baby birds

 

Carpenter Bee

 

Cedar Waxwing

 

Chipmunck

 

 

Common Eastern Bumble Bee

 

 

 Downy Woodpecker

 

 

Eastern Towhee 

 

Flicker Woodpecker

 

Hooded Warbler male

 

House Finch

 

 

House Finch female

 

House Wren

 

Mourning Dove

 

Northern Cardinal

 

Northern Cardinal female

 

Northern Mockingbird

 

Orange-crowned Warbler

 

Possum

 

Raccoon

 

Red – Bellied woodpecker

 

Red shouldered Hawk

 

Red-headed Woodpecker

 

Red-headed Woodpecker juvenile

 

Redstart warbler female

 

Redstart warbler male

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Female

 

Scarlet Tanager

 

Squirrel

 

Summer Tanager female

 

Tufted Titmouse

 

Veery

 

White Breasted Nuthatch

 

White-throated Sparrow

 

Wild Rabbit

 

Woodpecker

 

Yellow- rumped warbler male

 

Yellow- rumped warbler female

 

Yellow-throated Vireo

 

One Response to “Midtown Wildlife Paradise”

  1. Juan 03/13/2012 at 11:25 am #

    Sometimes our life is too fast, sometimes we don’t appreciate our surroundings, we share our space with so many beautiful creatures that we don’t pay attention to them, congratulations Adriana for this wonderful collection of pictures, they are all beautiful.

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