Native Plantings = Happy Birds

July 18, 2017

An American goldfinch comes in for breakfast on native spiderwort in our prairie.

Just a short note to let you know I have been out shooting almost every morning since I returned from my most recent adventure on the road, but the pickings have been slim, as many critters, already nocturnal, enter their summer slump in activity.

I made the featured image yesterday morning on the way back from my pond, where I have been spending a lot of time watching for deer, turkey, coyotes, mink and other critters. Seeing the little goldfinch on a spiderwort plant reminded me that native plants are not only gorgeous to behold and attractive to a variety of beautiful pollinators, they also provide a valuable seed source for songbirds. So when everything dries up and begins to lose its color, the fun is just beginning as the busy birds of late-summer and early-fall begin to gorge on the bounty of your native plantings. You just can’t lose with native wildflowers! I hope you are enjoying yours!

Thanks for looking,


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3 comments on “Native Plantings = Happy Birds”

  1. Thanks for the photos.  I have noticed the lack of early morning bird activitiey.

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  2. Beautiful image, as usual!

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