Attracting birds to your backyard

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Spring migration is a special time in the Great Lakes State. The state is at the intersection of the Atlantic and Mississippi migratory routes.

Michigan is a major migratory route for more than 340 bird species every year and they love a great garden.

Native plants have four times the amount of living insects as non-native plants.

“That’s a big reason why native Michigan plants are an excellent food source for our feathered friends and their hatchlings,” said Erin Rowan, MI Birds program associate. “Growing bird-friendly, native plants will attract and protect the birds you love while making your space beautiful and easy to care for.”

The Michigan Audubon will host a backyard bird habitat workshop on May 11th in Okemos.

Additional resources include the Audubon’s Plants for Birds Resources which includes a database of native plants as well as the MI Birds webpage.

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