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Monday, June 18, 2007

Critter Baths

Birds like dirt baths to help get rid of parasites. Create a bird bath in your garden by filling an area with loose sandy soil, surrounded by rocks or bricks. Butterflies, on the other hand, benefit from the minerals and salts present in mud. Create a small mud puddle area near your butterfly plants for them to dip in. Keep it moist with a drip line from your irrigation system.