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Heavenly Bamboo - aka Nandina - falls from grace

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Heavenly Bamboo - aka Nandina - falls from grace

 

Heavenly Bamboo - aka Nandina - was once considered to be a stellar selection for landscapes. Evergreen foliage, long-lasting red berries and exotic appearance made it very popular.

However, it has made its way uninvited into woodlands, displacing native plants, and the berries can poison birds.

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Your bird feeder may be sickening songbirds

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Your bird feeder may be sickening songbirds

 

In an undated article from MyMcClallumCounty.com, "Your backyard bird bath or feeder may be inadvertently sickening songbirds. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says there have been surging reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders in parts of western Washington."

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Attract These Birds With Echinacea

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Attract These Birds With Echinacea

 

Birds have their favorite foods, just like you and me. Finches, cardinals and jays, for example, love seeds. Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea - is one of their favorites. So be sure to include some in your perennial garden!

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Join a nationwide bird counting event without leaving home.

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Join a nationwide bird counting event without leaving home.

 

How would you like to join others in an organized bird count without leaving home? Yes, you can!

Each year during the month of February, the National Audubon Society conducts The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The event lasts four days. It’s fun, easy, and it shouldn’t cost you dime.

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What are you doing this holiday season? You could be bird-watching!

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What are you doing this holiday season? You could be bird-watching!

 

Maybe it's much too early in the game
Aah, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve?

You could be bird-watching!

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