Friday, November 16, 2012

Creating a Bird Friendly Landscape

Dogwood berries are a great food source for birds!
With winter approaching, you may be thinking about buying or filling a birdfeeder. Adding a birdfeeder 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.

When planting for the birds, be sure to include evergreens to provide shelter in winter as well as berry and seed producing plants to serve as natural bird feeders. To learn more about using plant to attract birds to your garden read the rest of the article posted on the Pender Cooperative Extension website:

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