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Gardening for the Birds (An Illustrated Guide)

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  • Gene Caballero
  • August 14, 2022

Ever wondered what you can do to encourage birds to come into your backyard more often? Well, whether you want to provide food for birds in your backyard or shelter. This infographic has it all. 

What kind of Berries can I plant for year round food for birds? 

If you want to feed the birds year round you will want these 4 berries; Dogwood for the spring, blackberry for the summer, elderberry for the fall, and holly for the winter. Best of all these berries are not only great food for the birds, but they also look great too and provide year round benefits. 

Three Branches of a Bird Garden

There are 3 things that birds require to be satisfied with an area. Those 3 things are shelter, food and water. Without all 3 of those elements, birds simply will not hang around. Be sure you have all 3 available for maximum bird results. 

What shelter should I provide for birds?

Birdhouses come in all shapes and sizes, and here is an infographic of the different types of shelters you can build to attract birds

How can I keep food around for birds without plants?

As annoying as bugs are for you, they are great for the birds. As such you want to plant wildflower seeds, leave some rotting log piles, leave dead stems on trees, avoid chemical pesticides, and let your yard be messy. 

What benefits do birds bring?

Beyond their beauty, what other benefits do birds bring to a backyard? Well they are natural pest control for both weeds, and insects, hummingbirds are great pollinators, they are important for conservation, and they are great stress relief as natural entertainment.

This infographic comes to use from, check them out for more information. Until next time, share this infographic with your friends and family so they can learn how to feed the birds too! Together we can make sure that there are more bird droppings on everyone's cars!  

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