March 12, 2022

Helping the Wild Birds at My Farm

During this time of year, the bird feeders at my farm are filled with chirping hungry wildlife.

Winter is a difficult time for wild birds, especially here in North America - days are short, nights are often cold and long, and natural food supplies are scarce or hidden by snow. I have a number of bird feeders at my farm, and all the birds love to come by and feast on the seed I provide. I also set out fresh water and cut holes in the burlap covers over the boxwood, so birds are able to take shelter during inclement weather. Helping the wild birds is important to sustain local wild bird populations, but it is also one of the easiest and most beautiful ways to observe and appreciate wildlife and to understand the types of birds that frequent the neighborhood.

Enjoy these photos. And remember, Daylight Saving Time returns this weekend, so be sure to “spring forward” one hour before you go to bed tonight.