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Gardening to help and encourage wildlife - share how you are gardening to help your garden wildlife, ask for advice about wildlife gardening, share your garden wildlife sightings and more!

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  • GardenWild is a subreddit specifically focused on encouraging and valuing wildlife in the garden.
  • For people who like to garden to help and encourage wildlife.

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The garden fence - weekly chat thread

Weekly weekend chat over the virtual garden fence; talk about what's happening in your garden, and ask quick questions that may not require their own thread.

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2024/07/13
15:00 UTC

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Tiger moth hanging out in the garden this morning

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2024/07/13
08:18 UTC

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Bird defends feeder against pair of challengers

I don’t recognize the brown defender. I think the either two are grackles. SE MI 6a

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2024/07/12
01:51 UTC

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Squirrel in our garden tree

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2024/07/11
07:38 UTC

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First time sighting for me.

According to google this is an ailanthus webworm ermine moth. First time I’ve seen one of these on Long Island.

1 Comment
2024/07/09
22:42 UTC

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Wren keeping an eye out for squash bugs

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2024/07/08
17:07 UTC

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Ethics of randomly gardening? Spreading wild flowers?

Ok! So my question is, how ok is it to just go around sprinkling indigenous wild flower seeds around open patches of unused grassy knoll land or fields etc?

Is it not ok, is it a bad idea, is it going to actually possibly harm the local environment even though they’d be indigenous to the area?

I don’t know if this is the best place to ask so if you think there’s better I’d love to hear it.

I’m completely new to this and am just starting research - any info is appreciated. No I haven’t spread any yet.

21 Comments
2024/07/07
18:52 UTC

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Feeder Cam July 2024

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2024/07/06
22:30 UTC

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The garden fence - weekly chat thread

Weekly weekend chat over the virtual garden fence; talk about what's happening in your garden, and ask quick questions that may not require their own thread.

0 Comments
2024/07/06
15:00 UTC

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2nd year of doin’ the wild thang.

Did this last year as well, (https://www.reddit.com/r/GardenWild/s/am5lKhcQPv) and reseeded this year. Had to allow for a new manhole cover, but she’s grown well again.

Noticeable decrease in bees and butterflies though, this year.

10 Comments
2024/07/05
09:32 UTC

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Thoughts on planting a cherry (fruit) tree in middle of the grass? (UK, England)

This is the barebones garden we've just bought: https://imgur.com/a/HTjFUy4

I'm planning on charging the fake grass to a clover lawn, with a small corner for wild flowers, another corner with a very small pond for wildlife. I'll also be planting crocus bulbs all in the grass.

Would a cherry tree splat bang in the middle look odd? The green is 4metres long x 8.5metres wide.

My overall plan is to have this green bit as more of a nature/wildlife vibe, with lots of native plant, bushes, shrubs etc.

9 Comments
2024/07/04
16:04 UTC

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Advice for growing shade-tolerant wildflowers in Zone 7a-7b Connecticut

I have a piece of land beyond a creek, currently filled with shrubs. I envision it filled with colorful native wildflowers that attract birds and pollinators but require minimal maintenance (though I’m happy to help them get started).

The area is partly shady due to trees, so I need shade-tolerant wildflowers. The patch is a slight hill slanting down to the creek, which keeps it naturally moist. I found a pack from American Meadows (“Partial Shade Wildflower Seed Mix) but would appreciate any community recommendations.

For reference, I live in zone 7a-7b in Connecticut, and I’m a total novice at growing flowers.

9 Comments
2024/07/03
19:22 UTC

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This beauty had some visitors today 🌸🪲🪲🪲Are these beetles having a feast or helping out the plant in some way?

12 Comments
2024/07/03
19:21 UTC

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Dragonflies now use the spent Clarkia seed stalks for hunting! I WAS going to clear these out but now that’s a NO. Dragonflies hunt mosquitos so they get preferential treatment.

The Clarkias sprouted pink, purple, and white flowers on long tall stalks.

The now-dried stalks are shedding seeds which incidentally attract birbs, but they also form excellent high perches from which dragonflies can survey their territories to hunt.

I was thinking about “cleaning up” the area but seeing the dragonflies using these perches, I am reconsidering. I have experienced a marked reduction in mosquito bites this year so I’m letting the dragonflies have their elevated platforms.

6 Comments
2024/07/02
20:54 UTC

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Sharing is caring

I watched them for a couple minutes going from flowers to flowers taking turns. The butterfly would go first and if the bee thought it was taking to long it would run into the butterfly, lol. Once the bee was done the butterfly would pick the next group of flowers.

2 Comments
2024/07/02
15:05 UTC

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Feeder Cam June 2024

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2024/07/02
00:44 UTC

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Bee got tackled…

Was videoing a bee to get a closer look when another bee came along and “tackled” it.

2 Comments
2024/07/01
22:53 UTC

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My little pond is teeming with something, but I don't know what

3 Comments
2024/07/01
02:40 UTC

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bees on hibiscus 🌺 any thrips advice?

This is my first hibiscus and I just noticed she has thrips

4 Comments
2024/06/30
15:23 UTC

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The garden fence - weekly chat thread

Weekly weekend chat over the virtual garden fence; talk about what's happening in your garden, and ask quick questions that may not require their own thread.

0 Comments
2024/06/29
15:00 UTC

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