Why Use Native Plants for Birdscaping

While plotting and planning our backyard birdscaping project, a discussion arose on whether native plants are really that important, especially when a comparable “ornamental” can be used and still enjoyed by wildlife. I have been hearing the phrase “use native plants” for at least as long as I’ve been interested in birdscaping (before I was

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Birdscaping – Landscaping for Birds

Birdscaping is a portmanteau of birds and landscaping. It is the intentional effort to provide a natural setting to attract wildlife, especially birds, to an area, most typically your own backyard. And there are many different ways you can provide a bird-friendly landscape. Part 1 – Planting for Birds 1.1 Trees Trees provide nesting, shelter/cover,

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