Landscaping For Titmice

The best way to assure that titmice visit your yard, and perhaps set up housekeeping there, is provide a diversity of trees and shrubs that they prefer for food and shelter. Nut trees such as walnut, butternut or hickory, conifers such as pine and hemlock to provide cones, brambles and other berry plants, honeysuckle and other vines that have berries, locust, oak and apple trees are all appropriate for ornamental use in residential yards.

These plantings and well-stocked feeders will sustain resident titmice over the winter so that they will be on site to begin to harvest the earliest emerging pest insects and caterpillars when the weather warms.

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