When attracting birds to the garden, we often think of setting out some bird feeders and maybe a bird bath. But like us, wild birds need a variety of things to thrive, and especially in inclement weather. As we lose many of our natural lands to development, supporting local and migrating birds through all of the seasons becomes ever more important.
Today, we talk with Kim Eierman about how gardeners can attract and help out wild birds in winter. Eierman is an incredibly knowledgeable writer (catch her over at her blog, EcoBeneficial) and speaker who teaches at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The New York Botanical Garden, The Native Plant Center, and Rutgers Home Gardeners School – and she focuses on the many ways gardeners can benefit the environment by providing for wildlife. On to our interview! [Continue reading]