Date: 8/5/22 6:27 am
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Beyond Grass - WNPS Blog - Botanical Rambles
Thanks, Dan, for your articles.

I'm in the process of converting a large lawn to native plants,
pollinators, and, yes, a few non-natives that attract birds -- crocosmia
and cotoneaster come to mind.

good birding,

On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 4:51 AM Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:

> Hello Tweeters,
> Great to see some discussion on Tweeters.
> I share some research and some news articles regarding birds with
> Tweeters. Some are from science journals, some from mass media sources. I
> enjoy the articles that others post as well.
> The Stewart article was found on my morning read of stories on Apple news.
> Because many people follow Apple news stories, I thought others could be
> interested in what a popular influencer, with some, person, is sharing with
> her readers and the press.
> When I post/ share an article, it doesn’t mean I endorse the content, only
> that I find it to be interesting and hope that some others on Tweeters may
> also.
> I am a big fan of native plants and have many.
> Anyone out there have a few non native plant species to attract
> hummingbirds?
> At one time, the speculation was that Anna’s Hummingbirds began over-
> wintering and eventually became year round residents, because of some
> people planting and maintaining some non-native “exotic” flowering plants
> among their native vegetation, and eventually adding that year-round nectar
> source- the hummingbird feeder. And I believe that Anna’s year round
> continue to be a wonderful addition to Western WA and a delight to many.
> We have a few Cisco recommend, hummingbird and insect attracting flowering
> plants on our deck. The hummers seem to love them and they provide nectar
> at times our native plants do not.
> Those are in addition to our native plants, not instead of or as
> replacements.
> Please see the link below regarding grasses and lawns.
> Are lawns in Western WA from native grass species?
> Lawns are replacements for native plants and often take up large areas of
> properties.
> I respect each individual’s choice regarding lawns.
> Has anyone tried the suggestions below? Or other options?
> With respect and
> Best regards,
> Dan Reiff
> MI
> Sent from my iPhone
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​Steve Hampton​
Port Townsend, WA (qatáy)

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