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August 5, 2022

What's a garden without birds? Create habitat so they thrive

Associated Press

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You can attract more birds by planting native plants, which attract native insects. Select a mix of plants to provide birds with berries, nectar and seeds year-round.

As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don't have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I've come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it's the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning and the sparrow whose repetitive chirps complete the sunrise chorus.

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