Friday, January 21, 2011

For the Birds: Creating Backyard Habitat

Adding a bird feeder or bird house to the landscape is a good way to draw birds into your garden, but if you want to attract a wide range of birds and have them call your backyard home, you need to create a suitable habitat. Modifying your landscape to make it a welcoming place for migrating and resident birds is not difficult and usually just involves adding a few more plants.

Winter is a great time to plant trees and shrubs in our area. Planting in winter allows plants to establish roots before the heat of summer sets in. Adding bird friendly plants to your landscape this winter is simple and expert advice is available from NCSU’s Going Native website,  Developed by specialists with NC State University’s Wildlife Extension Program, this site offers expert advice and step by step instructions on how to incorporate native plants for wildlife habitat into your yard, and includes a searchable plant database that allows you to create a personalized list of native species for your landscape conditions.

Learn more! Read the rest of the story on the Pender County Cooperative Extension website:

1 comment:

  1. You will always love to hear those birds singing every morning in your garden, staying in your bird house garden. This is really a great addition to your landscaping.

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