Ok, so I know that March is just a week away and we are all beginning to think spring, perhaps maybe a little premature. We most likely are still in for some freezing temperatures and maybe even a few more snow days. But I am definitely sure that it is not too early for us to be thinking about the most significant part of a bird’s habitat, and for that matter any wildlife: the native plants.
Native plants are the foundation of any vital and healthy wildlife habitat. Our native plants provide the seeds, fruit, nuts, and even the insects that our birds need to live, survive and thrive through the winter and into migration. And especially through the most critical time, nesting season. This is when the plants will also provide the high protein and high fat that birds feed their young, more specifically the insect life that is produced from native plants .