If you have lost a loved one and have planned services at funeral homes in West Reading, PA, and a traditional burial, you may be looking for a way to make their burial location special and attractive for them. There are many ways you can do this. If they happened to enjoy wildlife or birds, and you think they would appreciate having them around their burial location, you may want to find ways to attract those creatures to the location. Here are a few ways you can do that.
One of the best ways to bring an animal to a location is to feed it. Animals continue to visit the places where they know they can find food and if you have a constant food source for them near your loved one’s burial spot, they will constantly be there. You can find or make feeders for many different animals. Squirrels, birds, deer, and chipmunks are just a few of the animals you can attract to a burial location. If you plan to spend some time at the cemetery paying your respects, you may also enjoy seeing these animals around.
Many animals are attracted to cemeteries because there are often a lot of plants around the headstones. Certain plants can add beauty to the burial site, and it can also attract a variety of different types of wildlife. You can research the various plants and the relationship certain animals have with them to decide the best types of plants to plant around the headstone so they will attract the types of animals you want to see there.
All living things need water and it can be hard to find in nature. If you add a source of water to the burial site or if you add a birdbath or another accent piece that can hold water, birds and other animals may come there often to drink. You can also use the water feature to add beauty to the headstone and burial location. You may need to check with the cemetery to find out what types of water features are permitted at the cemetery, as some have restrictions and do not allow large object next to the headstone because it makes maintenance more difficult.
If you have recently buried a loved one or if you are planning services at funeral homes in West Reading, PA, and want to make sure that your loved one has plenty of wildlife around them to visit, be sure to consider some of the tips above to attract animals and birds to the burial site. If you need help planning funeral services, be sure to reach out to the Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home. We are happy to help with all your funeral planning needs. We can help make the planning process as smooth as possible. Give us a call or stop by our office today to learn more about our services and how we can help you.