Written by an area Landscape Architect and birdwatcher with over 30 years of experience with landscaping in north Texas: what works and what doesn't. Emphasis on attracting birds to north Texas yards, and reducing required yard maintenance. Tips, trivia and proven advice for a natural, low-cost approach for this unique and sensitive part of the country.
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Sunday, November 2, 2014
How to have more baby birds in your yard next spring
Birdwatcher’s Digest reports that increased supplemental feeding (birdfeeders) during cool weather leads to greater nesting success
(more baby birds) the following spring. Just make sure you use FRESH seed and
Sleepy time During cool weather, at night, birds conserve
energy and warmth by putting themselves into a state similar to hypothermia,
which slows down their breathing, heartbeat and metabolism. Thus saving their
OWEN YOST, in addition
to being a blogger, is a licensed Landscape Architect emeritus who has lived
and worked in north Texas for over 30 years. He is the recipient of a Lifetime
Achievement Award of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and is a member of the
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Federation of
Landscape Architects, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. His
office is at Yost87@charter.net in Denton.