With the Great Backyard Bird Count upon us, it's time to consider how we're bringing the birds to the yard! Many bird lovers set out bird feeders, water sources and even homes for birds, but your garden can be just as important, if not more so, in attracting lots of birds to the neighborhood.
Yesterday I took a class about native gardening and learned that one of the best things you can do is plant an oak tree! It's home to a myriad of insects, and baby birds eat thousands of insects. An oak tree can provide nutrition to many birds. Colorful plants also attract birds, although many ornamental plants don't do much aside from looking pretty. Make sure you pick native plants to your area to help provide food and shelter to wildlife.
How do you attract birds to your yard? Share your tips in the chat.