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February 22, 2014

Attracting wild birds to your yard for enjoyment

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Purchasing shrubs and trees that will grow into protective covers are an excellent investment; they help clean the air, and provide shelter for birds as well as looking beautiful in your yard.

Popular trees for birds are fir trees (especially pine), apple, hemlock, mulberry and oak. Popular shrubs are juniper, cherry, dogwood, holly and sumac. Berry bushes of all kinds, grapes, honeysuckle and viburnum bushes are also very popular for providing food for many species of birds.

My goal is to try and attract one new kind of bird every year and keep it returning annually. It is a fun hobby, but it is completely relaxing to sit outside on a lovely day and listen to the beautiful songs of all my friends. Try it! It’s a great way to relax!

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