Feed the Birds

 Photo:  Ralph Johnson

Photo:  Ralph Johnson

Buying bird feeders and seeds can augment natural food sources, yet it's better if we create habitat that provides the right mix of foods year round for our feathered friends.  Native plants with berries that persist through the winter is one example.  Plus they can be lovely for us too.

Examples of this at our Pleasant View garden include the native winterberry, Ilex verticillata.  We planted 'Winter Red' though other cultivars are also available.  All require a separate male plant for pollination or the female plants won't set berries.

Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 18 for our last volunteer date of the fall plus our annual Earth Stewardship East meeting at noon (pizza lunch with discussion of plans for next year).  RSVP.  PLEASE.  merikays@verizon.net     

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