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Planting Native to Attract Birds to Your Yard

4.79  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Welcoming birds to your yard isn't about choosing the right feeders and bird food. If you want to attract the widest range of birds to your home, you need to plant a diversity of native plants. Why go green? Native plants live longer; they are drought resistant, take less water and fertilizer, they cost less, are less work and easier to maintain. And a big plus--they are g ...more
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Published August 1st 2018 by Stackpole Books
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May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Planting Native to Attract Birds to Your Yard by author Sharon Sorenson is a wonderful help in understanding how to set up our yards and wildlife gardens to promote the attraction of beautiful birds. This is a very important factor for anyone who enjoys the thrill of seeing new species of birds in their own front or backyards. Using native plants for our specific area is such a sensible plan for not only the birds but for pollinators also. The information I found in Planting Native to Attract Bi ...more
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was really packed with great facts about planting natively and planning our your yard. I will be purchasing it as a reference book for my parents and I. It has location specific information about the best native plants in the US. I really learned a lot and feel like there is great lessons that everyone should learn in here.
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Earlier this year I reviewed a thoughtful book The Birds at My Table by Darryl Jones. It asked hard questions about what we offer birds by feeding them at feeders. Sorenson asks equally hard questions about the environmental cost of producing seed feed for birds, in lieu of providing a native plant environment that seasonally provides a greater nutritional variety and greater benefits for birds and humans who enjoy them. Early on in the book, she asks you to think about packaged sunflower seeds ...more
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May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here in the Northeastern part of the United States in April, we haven't planted our gardens yet. But we are cleaning up our and gardens and preparing them for planting. We are buying shrubs and trees and perennials too. If you are wondering what to plant, PLEASE think about birds before you do. Are you investing in plants that are native to your area? Birds need native plants to thrive and if you already know this, hooray!!! But if not, and you live in the Eastern part of the U.S., this book mig ...more
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We once had a hummingbird feeder hung at our house that would attract the most beautiful birds. They came like clockwork every season, fluttering about creating enjoyment simply by watching them!

That's what got us started on finding ways to attract birds to our home and this book was a blessing to help us achieve the feel we wanted. We didn't want distrust nature, simply alter our land to help the birds and bees by allowing them a safe spot to feed and nest!
This is a must read to bring nature
NOTE: I was given a free digital copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I had high hopes for this book, but it was simply okay. The focus seemed to be in more southern zones than where I reside.
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PLANTING NATIVE TO ATTRACT BIRDS TO YOUR YARD is a truly beautiful book and the first to cover this intriguing topic. Included are ideas for all types of backyards, no matter the size, whether sweeping lawn or container garden. The author recommends plants that support birds all year in 31 Eastern U.S. states, including 76 types of trees, bushes, vines, shrubs, grasses, perennials, and annuals. Stunning color photos of 66 bird species are also featured, making this a must-read for birders,
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