Gardening for Birds

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    Gardening for Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Beauty

    Today’s photos are from Julianne Labreche in Ottawa, Ontario. I am a Master Gardener who gardens and volunteers my skills in Ottawa. A few years ago, I removed all the…

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    Winter Plants for Birds in the South

    Winter is a tough time to be a bird. Many of the fruits that linger into winter farther north are long gone before the first cold front blows through our…

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    Birds in the Garden | Letter from the Editor

    A few months ago a bird got stuck in my hair. This did not happen while I was out in the garden. But it almost certainly had something to do…

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    Plants for Attracting Birds in Northwest Winter Gardens

    While only the bravest of gardeners will spend a lot of time in the garden in mid to late winter, the birds that live in our gardens are still very…

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    Designing a Songbird Garden

    The first thing to think about when designing a songbird garden is creating a haven in which songbirds can raise their young. A mating pair of birds needs to collect…

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    Northeast: Gardening Is for the Birds

    It’s impossible to imagine life without birds. Yet even habitat for black-capped chickadees is rapidly disappearing. According to Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, “Conservation ecologists … believe that…