Roll out the Welcome Mat
The Nesting Season is upon us. Here’s how you can help our native birds and their broods.
- Provide nesting boxes, trees, thickets and/or dense brush.
- Nesting birds need extra protein, for themselves and their young. Offer a variety of nuts and seeds in your feeders. 96% of birds rely on insects to feed their young. Maintain a healthy garden with a variety of insects. Avoid herbicides and pesticides.
- Fresh water is essential for birds. This can be provided by a bird bath, fountain or pond. Remember, birds need a shallow place to sit in the water so that they can drink, wash and preen their feathers safely. Hummingbirds will not enter water that is greater than 1/4″ deep.
Tells us in the comments, What elements do you or will you provide for our native birds this nesting season?
Thanks for the reminder! Love the picture!