There’s a true joy to sharing your home with birds. Planting and hosting native plants will bring these brilliant birds and others to you. You can find out more about your local resources at Audubon.org/native-plants
Information can be found in the spring issue of Audubon Magazine. Now for some garden planning and a trip to your local nursery.
Wood Thrush – These familiar friends like to fuel up on elderberry fruit.
Rufous Hummingbird – They glean nectar from penstemon and also feed on the ground seeds.
American Redstart – They flock to oak catkins and oak acorns. If you have an oak tree you are all set.
Baltimore Oriole – They like to line their nests with milkweed pods, also a favorite of the monarch butterfly.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – They feed on the maples, drilling on the horizontal into the trees.