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Winter’s for the Birds

THE GARDEN SLEEPS in winter, and during its months of gentle slumber, there’s a stillness. The garden waits for the seasons to shift so it can awaken again. A lack of birds is a contributing factor to this solemn stillness. From the moment the first robins arrive in spring until the final migrating birds depart in fall, the garden is a busy place filled with cheerful noises and endless activity. But then winter arrives, the snow falls, and a quiet hush resides over the garden.

But here’s the thing: Your garden doesn’t have to sit dormant during winter. In fact, it can provide winter birds with the habitat and resources they need to survive and thrive during the colder months. With a bit of effort,

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