Gardening for Birds

You can provide a great habitat for Georgia’s resident birds and migratory species, just by planting a few native plants! Not only do these plants provide beautiful color and foliage, but they also attract many different bird species to your yard by providing them food! Gardening for Birds blog from Elachee Nature Science Center

NATIVE FRUIT PRODUCERS: Trees, Shrubs, Vines

  • Blackberry
  • Black Cherry
  • Blackgum
  • Blueberry
  • Elderberry
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Hawthorn
  • Red Mulberry
  • Serviceberry
  • Southern Magnolia
  • Sugarberry
  • Virginia Creeper

NATIVE CATERPILLAR PRODUCERS: Trees, Shrubs, Vines

  • Alder
  • Birch
  • Blueberry
  • Box Elder
  • Cherry
  • Chokeberry
  • Crabapple
  • Elm
  • Hawthorn
  • Hickory
  • Maple
  • Plum
  • Poplar
  • Maple
  • Willow

BIRD FOOD SOURCES: Native Flowers

  • Bachelor Button
  • Chickory
  • Coskscomb
  • Cosmos
  • Four O’Clocks
  • Petunia
  • Verbena
  • Zinnia

NATIVE Hummingbird Helpers

  • Azalea
  • Bee Balm
  • Begonia
  • Coral Honeysuckle NOT Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Day Lily
  • Geranium
  • Hibiscus
  • Lantana
  • Phlox
  • Salvia
  • Trumpet Creeper

Great Backyard Bird Count

Act as a citizen scientist during the annual Great Backyard Bird Count taking place February 12-15, 2021. Learn how you can help identify various species in the local area by reporting what you see in your own back yard, at school or work!

Visit https://www.birdcount.org/ to participate! Then, come out to Elachee Nature Science Center on February 13, 2021 for a bird-themed Discovery Saturday at Elachee

Elachee Nature Science Center promotes environmental understanding through education and conservation. Visit the ELACHEE CALENDAR for nature programming and seasonal events for lifelong learners, families and children. Questions? Call 770-535-1976.