In a birdscaped yard, native Texas plants supply plenty of food for our native birds. Plants provide safe cover too – places for them to find shade, nest, or hide from predators. Many plants native to north Texas are “birdscape” plants. However, plants whose descendants are from other parts of the world are a mystery to birds whose ancestors have lived here for ages. Remember - centuries ago wild birds had nothing BUT native plants for their diet. They did just fine !
y clients, I always recommend planting at least one large mass (100 sq.ft. or more) of nativre, flowering plants or prairie grasses. That way, birds have a nearby food source in case your feeders are empty.