Usually, garden writers talk about the birds during the fall and winter- discussing bird food, etc. Spring proves to be a good time to to think about planting shrubs and trees, so it is useful to include some information on plantings friendly to birdlife when considering what new plants to put into the general landscape plan.
I updated my webpage on birds and report on an interesting article that had enlightening info on robins and their wellbeing. I can’t think of an Ohio phenomenon that says Spring more than “Robins”, but if you have noticed more robins wintering over than you remembered in the past… some theories on ‘why’…
Shrubs to feed the birds
* picture from “Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady”