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Lay Out The Welcome Mat For Birds

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It’s amazing how many birds you can attract to your garden if you invite them with the right plants and shelter. When you have birds, you not only have the enjoyment of watching and hearing them but you also have less insect pests in the garden!

We carry a large selection of HIGH QUALITY birding accessories including feeders from Droll Yankees and food from Coles. We’re even expanding our lines as you are reading this very article.

Stop in and talk to Davis, our birding expert, for more information or to properly select your birding needs.

Bring Birds with Berries
Be sure to bring birds to the backyard by planting as many of these berry-producing shrubs as possible:

Barberry (Berberis)
Beautiberry (Callicarpa)
Chokeberry (Aronica)
Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster)
Firethorn (Pyracantha)
Holly (Ilex)
Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
Privet (Ligustrum)
Rose (Rosa)
Crabapple (Malus)
Viburnum (Viburnum)

Seduce Them with Seeds
Birds love seeds, seduce them by filling your garden with their favorites:

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
Columbine (Aquilegia)
Foxglove (Digitalis)
Globe Thistle (Echinops)
Goldenrod (Solidago)
Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa)
Tickseed (Coreopsis)

Finding a Spot for Your Feeders
To attract as many different types of birds as possible, use different feeders and scatter them throughout your garden. Be sure to place them in a protected area away from strong winds. Most birds will prefer a sunny location. Birds have many predators…including your cat. Place your feeder within 5 to 10 feet of protective cover so birds can seek shelter if needed. Don’t forget to add a birdbath for drinking and bathing.


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