Backyard Bird Feeding

Backyard Bird Feeding

W-birdfeeder

Our October guest speaker was Ruth Grierson, a well known local naturalist who writes a weekly nature column for the Mount Desert Islander newspaper. She told us what we can do to help both resident and migratory birds throughout the year.

“Your feeders need to be placed where the birds coming and going do not fly into any windows and get killed or wounded. Usually a window feeder should be no more than 3 feet from the window so any collisions will not be fatal. Other feeders should be placed no less than 30 feet away from your house.”

  • Ruth recommended reading Cornell University’s on-line publication “Backyard Bird Feeding”.
  • Our Horticulture chair recommended taking a look at the “How to create a Wildlife-Friendly Garden” topic located on the National Wildlife Federation’s website.
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