I have been persuading my dad into buying more flowering plants and setting out bird seeds for the birds to make the backyard more inviting for bees and birds. For Father's Day I bought him a bird bath, and a cute glass flamingo that is solar powered (just to make the garden cuter) and we are going to get him some Iris rhizomes (bulbs).
The bird bath is actually a glass bowl that is solar powered, so in the evening it looks really pretty since the glass was made so it looks like a blue and purple flower.
I read that birds don't need that much water in the bowl, and they like some pebbles or rocks in the bottom of the bowl so that they have something to grip.
We placed the bird bath under the tree since birds like water that is in a shaded area and near something they can perch on before they get in the bird bath.
Next up, we are going to make some bird feeders out of pine cones, seeds and peanut butter!
Do you have any other suggestions?
We also have one hummingbird feeder.