We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
206 South Main St.
Galena, IL 61036
Phone: (815) 777-2883
Fax: (815) 777-2833
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
...are you ready? We've had a great autumn with some truly wonderful weather...many sunny, warm days. The leaves have been beautiful in the Galena area, but now they are falling and will soon be gone. Before we know it, colder temperatures will be here to stay as winter sets in.
Think about the birds.
Birds usually eat a quantity of food to satisfy their energy needs. Their food intake fluctuates with environmental temperature, their activity level and the energy concentration of the diet.
Furthermore, the average bird in an average environment must forage about five hours per day to meet its energy requirements. In winter, they may have to forage longer for much-needed additional energy.
Bird feeders can be an important food source. When severe weather impacts wild food supplies, some species of birds will turn to feeders as a critical food resource. It’s during these times that feeders play their most vital role.
However, don’t think that helping the birds is actually altering ther normal behavior. There is no evidence that birds using feeders will alter their seasonal feeding behavior when switching between seeds, insects and fruit.
So again, are you ready? Do you have what your birds need this winter?
Stop by the store soon and we’ll make sure you have your yard ready.
Julie, Karin, Maureen and Karen