I normally have a hose on a slow drip sitting in the bird bath. Yesterday, Jim buried a water line to it and rigged it so I could have it drip all the time. I can turn the water up to clean it or leave it as it is.
Now I don’t have to worry about the hose being knocked down by cats, squirrels or even raccoons. Normally there is plenty of water around…but during the winter ( our dry season) the canals are the only water access.
I have one in the front yard, sitting on the ground for any other animal that comes through. I have it on the outside of the dog pen to protect Raisin. All animals are welcome in the main yard, and that includes wild Hogs, Raccoons, Armadillos, Opossums, feral and stray cats and dogs and even a Bobcat once in a while. Can’t have them in Raisin’s area.
The squirrels seem fond of this one.
I just have a hose strung along the fence …a water line to go in shortly.
Mosquitos don’t like moving water. With the constant drip, I am hoping to keep them from breeding in them. The run off from this one waters the Tangelo tree…and did we ever have a bunch of them this year. The other bird bath waters one of the Bottlebrush bushes. Most everything does double duty around here.
Our water is from a well, and if we are gone for any length of time, these slow drips start the pump every now and then. Motors here in FL don’t last long if allowed to sit. Ants, mud daubers and humidity can really mess them up. Jim starts everything at least once a month.