Date: 8/3/22 11:00 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] MARTHA STEWART LIVING: Want to Attract Special Birds and Bees to Your Garden? Add Rare Plants to Your Backyard, a New Study Says
Agreed 100%. Plant natives. There was a great webinar presentation
sponsored by WOS or a local Audubon group a few months ago. The expert
shared how chickadees need 6,000 to 10,000 moth caterpillars to fledge a
nest of chicks. Wow! And where do they get these? Mostly from native
alder, birch, and bitter cherry trees.



On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 8:13 PM Paul Bannick <paul.bannick...> wrote:

> Interesting BUT if you want to our increasingly threatened native birds,
> garden as much as possible with the native plants that these species rely
> upon for food, nesting, shelter. Gardening with our native plants allow
> you to provide not just for nesting and wintering birds but also migrating
> ones.
>
> They also help retain our declining insects that birds and many other
> animals rely upon.
>
> We must do this for our native birds or risk losing them.
>
> Paul
>
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 1:29 PM Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
>
>>
>> *Want to Attract Special Birds and Bees to Your Garden? Add Rare Plants
>> to Your Backyard, a New Study Says*
>> Researchers out of Dartmouth College found that 50 percent of urban
>> gardens in California counties have rare plants—and, in turn, they attract
>> unique species of pollinators.
>>
>> Read in Martha Stewart Living: https://apple.news/AToTxWy4FTJGOmIXTHZfxrA
>>
>>
>> Shared from Apple News <https://www.apple.com/news>
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