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Watching birds, protecting habitat, connecting with nature

FROM YOUR EDITOR of the Flyer

I was beginning to wonder if spring would ever come but it’s here now and I’m excited to get into the garden.  Gardening for birds is always rewarding because different plants will attract different birds, and a greater variety of plants, trees and shrubs means a greater variety of birds.  Red Flowering Currant attracts hummingbirds, towhees, thrushes, waxwings and woodpeckers.  Red Huckleberry attracts doves and orioles.  Grosbeaks, towhees, waxwings and woodpeckers are attracted by Pacific Crabapple.   The conifers that are staples of our landscapes provide shelter, nesting places and food for a variety of birds for different reasons; and, bonus they come in many shapes and sizes.  National Audubon maintains a searchable native plant database (www.audubon.org/native-plants) as does the Wash. Native Plant Society Salal Chapter (https://www.wnps.org/salal).  Happy Gardening!

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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

The board of directors meets at the same location at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, except for the months of July and August.