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Eastern Wild Turkeys

About two dozen Eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris)¬†strolled through the yard today scouring the ground for tidbits. Omnivorous, they especially favor acorns, other tree nuts, seeds, berries and insects. Although we’ve had¬†freezing rain all day and the lighting was … Continue reading

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American goldfinches (and lots of birds) love all sorts of seeds! Consider leaving seed heads for the birds to forage. Coneflower (Echinacea), Tickseed (Coreopsis), Sunflower (Helianthus), Ox Eye Sunflower (Heliopsis), Thistle (Circium, Caduus) and Cosmos are just a few favored … Continue reading

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Tall Weeds

Tall weedy seed heads provide valuable food for wintering birds. Consider leaving your weeds for winter wildlife. reposted from YardMap click here for good garden perennials to plant for birds

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