Watch the birds outside your home as they gather insects, worms and seeds from your lawn and gardens. A mother Bluebird plucks a caterpillar from the leaf of a hosta and whisks it off to its nest box where babies await. Is that tasty caterpillar from your garden an all natural meal or has it been contaminated by harmful chemicals and pesticides?
Our backyard birds are as beautiful as they are delicate. One of the reasons that we feed the birds is to bring their beauty up close to our homes and gardens where we can enjoy them. With this enjoyment comes a certain amount of responsibility. We all can take steps to insure that the way we care for our homes and gardens does not have a negative impact on the birds that we have attracted!