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GARDENING FOR BIRDS

GARDENING FOR BIRDS

 

from Libby Mills together with the Xerces Society

Pollinators and birds need you to do less this fall – leave the leaves or rake them around plantings.  The insects and spiders underneath will be vital food for small birds.  Beneficial insects are protected under that light layer of leaves.  Sparrows, siskins, and finches snack on dead flower heads and fruits.  A messy and natural yard leaves food and habitat for tiny birds that need all the energy they can find on short cold days.  What you leave behind may provide the urgently needed calories that may mean winter survival for the wings that feed our spirit.

 

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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

The board of directors meets at the same location at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, except for the months of July and August.