The Right Habitat

Having the right habitat can enhance the numbers and kinds of birds you have coming to dinner. The most common way to improve this is to plant shrubs and trees that provide both food and cover. Kansas State and Extension Forestry in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism provides an inexpensive mix of desirable shrubs called the Songbird Bundle. It includes such species as eastern red cedar, nanking cherry, and aromatic sumac. Sometimes just adding a brush pile or a used Christmas tree will help a lot.