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S20/05 The Joy of Supporting Birds with Native Plants

Monday, February 24, 2020
10:00am – 12:00pm

Middlesex County Extension Center, 1066 Saybrook Rd Haddam, CT 06438

Native plants provide superior food, shelter, and nesting sites for wild birds. This is an especially important time for us to help birds. A recent study, by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and others, documenting the devastating decline of native birds in North America since the 1970s, indicates how important native plants are to birds, to overall ecological diversity, and to us. Birds and insects, upon which birds feed, co-evolved with native plants and need them to prosper. Historically we have planted many non-native plants, essentially creating a desert for birds and insects. The good news is that you can make a difference, supporting birds and insects in your yard by planting native plants. Learn about wonderful native trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous flowering plants, where to buy them and sources of information to learn more about them.


Gail Reynolds,

Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn Master Calendar

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