Shelter and Security
Creating security for birds in my garden has focused on developing cover using plants to establish density, pathways and corridors allowing birds to move safely throughout the yard. Plantings include low growing shrubs, flowers, small trees and vines that create density from the ground up into the taller trees. This approach provides protection from predators and aggressive birds within the yard, at feeders and at water features. Thebenefits from applying these techniques has included more birds visiting the garden and coming to nurture their young. Over the past five years, an average of 40 families per year have nurtured their fledglings in my garden.