Dogwoods for Birds

Flowering Dogwood_fallAre you familiar with the dogwood tree? Maybe you know it for its blooming flowers in the spring, or maybe you have one in your backyard.

Dogwoods are great participants in bird feeding month. Not only do they have good looks, they also host all sorts of wildlife. Mother Nature’s cycle is an everyday reminder of how everything in nature is connected. The giant silk moths, assorted species of butterflies, bees, and other pollinating insects using the tree attract birds such as cardinals, titmice, and bluebirds. Not to mention that the trees’ red fruits last into winter, providing food all year long.

Puffy cardinalYou don’t need bird seed, bird feeders, or other accessories in order to help feed birds! By taking care of and nurturing trees, they, in turn, can provide food and shelter for the birds who need it.