Welcome to my Bird Blog!

Welcome to all my fellow bird lovers and gardeners! I'm so glad you stopped by.

Migratory bird populations have taken a nose dive in the past 40 years. But you can help bring their numbers back by creating beneficial, beautiful and fun habitats in your own backyard. Discover favorite plants and environments that shelter and feed colorful songbirds, as well as how to make them feel welcome by offering their preferred natural foods.

Grandma Pearl
(Connie Smith)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rain Gardens -- Mini Wetlands for Birds

Rainwater Gardens have become very popular with home gardeners, communities and local and state governments because of their benefits and efficiency.  For that reason there are grants at the state level, as well as plant lists and all kinds of great information available for helping you in your rain garden efforts.

Rainwater gardens are both beautiful and practical; they filter and purify water runoff and provide a wildlife habitat for birds and butterflies, plus, they're easy to maintain.  Many wetlands have been taken over by farms and urban sprawl.  Returning some of that wetland habitat to the birds and other wildlife, while restoring clean water to our underground aquifers, is a win-win situation.  Read my article to discover how you can make a beneficial rain garden, step by step.

                                         My rain garden started 5 years ago--I love this garden!

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