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Birds in the Garden

Garden Reports and Rejoicing – June 21

An essential part of the garden, to my way of thinking, is providing for the birds. Bird houses, feeders and sources of water, and the birds that these attract, are as important to me as the plants.

Helen's Bobby made this little house. I stuck it in […]

The Birds

Garden Reports and Rejoicing – September 19

When I got back to the house today I found the flock of turkeys making themselves at home. They were bedded down in the field between the house and the lake, and they sat on lawn furniture up near the house. When I went out to water the […]

Taking Pleasure From Birds

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – March 3

I came home in the early afternoon in order to write. As usual I sat in my bedroom near the windows, and was typing away on the laptop when I saw a flutter out of the corner of my eye. A bluebird had perched on the railing […]

The Good and The Ugly

Report From PIA – July 13

Today I was gathering new images for a talk I’m doing for the Orenda Wildlife Land Trust on July 20th. The title of this talk is Gardening For Birds, Bees and Butterflies. Walking around the garden with this presentation in mind, I made note of the amount of pollinators […]

Dogs & Birds

Report From PIA – October 1

In between the errands, design consultations, house chores and writing, it was a day of dogs and birds.

Just before 7 AM I walked The Dog down toward the lake and he disappeared into the woods for a few minutes. I called him, and suddenly he burst out of […]

Cherishing The Commonplace

It is Thanksgiving morning and as I drink my coffee I watch the birds crowd into the feeder. Cardinals, morning doves and a titmouse take turns with the blue jays. We have lots of blue jays. Just below the birdfeeder, four crows walk up the grass path from the lake, looking like religious elders in […]