There is so much happening in bird world! Our favorite backyard birds have fresh nests, fledglings, or (for some species) are already on a second brood! This is all energetically demanding, especially in the heat. So, as we often do, we will remind you of the importance of offering energy dense foods and fresh clean water. During the nestling and fledgling times of the year many birds will feed their young on insects, but the adults may pop over to your feeders for some quick and easy sunflower seeds or suet. The whole family may visit your bird bath to get a drink or a bath. We have loads of gorgeous bird baths in the shop right now, so please come down and check them out!
Considering nesting birds' needs for insects, it is worth stating that planting native plants will help make your yard a better bird habitat. Native plants are the plants that evolved in the area and as such they are the plants that native insects have evolved alongside. If you have native plants in your yard, you are much more likely to have a high diversity of insects and that helps birds thrive! Fortunately we have some excellent friends at Going Native Gardens who grow and sell native plants! See below for details of their plant sale at the bird store this week!
Please keep in mind, as case numbers climb again, that we offer curbside pickup. If you prefer not to go into the store in person, just give us a call and order on the phone. We will bring it out to your car for you! No contact, safe, and helpful! We also offer some items for sale online for in-store pickup!