Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Turan Today at 12:06 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 11:46 pm

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:19 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:38 pm

» Saving cantaloupe from cucumber beetle?
by camprn Yesterday at 8:17 pm

» Soaking seeds????? HELP
by Yardslave Yesterday at 6:30 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 5:39 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:48 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:47 pm

» New England May 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:41 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:29 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 2:20 pm

» growing corn
by Turan Yesterday at 2:12 pm

» Strawberry protection
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 1:24 pm

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:47 am

» Hello from St Louis
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 9:33 am

» Planting tomatoes, cucumbers and squash back to back on wire mesh trellis.
by walshevak Yesterday at 7:03 am

» boxes on a slope?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:24 am

» Rolly Pollys
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:40 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:37 am

» surprising results from soil test
by dstack 5/27/2017, 9:52 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 5/27/2017, 6:17 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by trolleydriver 5/27/2017, 4:06 pm

» Hello from TN
by sanderson 5/27/2017, 3:53 pm

» Yard and garden Maintenance Gadgets
by yolos 5/27/2017, 1:54 pm

» Lil' Goners
by Scorpio Rising 5/27/2017, 1:13 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals 5/27/2017, 10:59 am

» Excited to be a part of forum
by Kelejan 5/27/2017, 12:37 am

» Double summer squash flower
by sanderson 5/26/2017, 8:45 pm

» New in NY...Hi all
by Scorpio Rising 5/26/2017, 7:44 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Backyard Bird Series (BBS) Intro..

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Backyard Bird Series (BBS) Intro..

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 12/1/2011, 6:38 pm

Okay, here we go. I have a bit of info for y'all that might be interested in feeding and attracting birds to your garden areas.



The time of year has come....winter. Arrrgh. About the only bright spot, for me, is Christmas....and my birds. The little songbirds that migrate way up into Canada have returned to give me something to photograph and watch through the cold, wintry days we are about to experience (if we haven't already). Anytime is a great time to start, but late fall/early winter is perhaps the best time of year to start.

Feeding birds helps them individually by providing easy food sources during severe winters and harsh migration periods. It also helps birds collectively by fostering our understanding of and affection for them, and by providing opportunities for citizen scientists to collect a large, widespread body of data that is helpful for conservation purposes....like Project Feederwatch.

Bird feeding does bring a few problems with it, but I feel the positives far outweigh any negatives. Feeding stations should be maintained properly (the effort is pretty minimal); otherwise, disease organisms can kill individual birds, sometimes in large numbers. Inappropriate food items can be unhealthy and possibly fatal. When birds fly off from feeders, they can crash into our windows — and half of all birds that hit windows die from their injuries. When bird feeding subsidizes some invasive exotic species, these birds can wreak greater havoc on native populations. However, bird feeding may maintain populations of some opportunistic birds at higher levels than is healthy for the environment and other, more vulnerable bird populations.

In this series, I'll give you some advice about what kinds of feeders and seed are best for the birds you want to attract, and give you some suggestions about how to keep your feeding areas clean, healthy, and safe. I hope the articles will help generate interest in those of you that have always wanted to learn more about feeding wild birds but have never had my grandmother to show you the basics.
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Backyard Bird Series (BBS) Intro..

Post  madnicmom on 12/1/2011, 9:44 pm

Will you be discussing Hummingbirds? I saw my first Hummingbirds 2 yrs ago and love them.
avatar
madnicmom

Female Posts : 567
Join date : 2011-01-26
Age : 47
Location : zone 6, North of Cincinnati

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Backyard Bird Series (BBS) Intro..

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 12/2/2011, 1:23 am

Sure. They'll be covered in some of the feeder types and food types sections. They are super neat to watch once you get them....such acrobats!
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Backyard Bird Series (BBS) Intro..

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum