Bird Feeder Alternative

This article from Mother Nature Network is a great discussion of why using a garden to attract birds is more beneficial than bird feeders.

Having a bird-friendly garden has a few “pros” over simply placing a feeder in the yard. You end up planting a wider diversity of plants and thus attract a wider diversity of not only birds but also insects such as butterflies and bees, which then attract even more different types of birds; for those who like to photograph their backyard birds, you have a wider variety of perches and backdrops with a beautiful, natural look to them; and you have birds that are comfortable with people moving about the garden.

Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/why-planting-garden-better-bird-watching-filling-feeder#ixzz3jUMiRh9Z

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