Time to Start Feeding the Birds
I can feel nip of fall in the air and that reminds me to resume feeding the birds so that they stop and stay here on their way north. Given how expensive it is to feed the birds in the summer, I always stop. Many birds start to migrate in mid-August, so I am already a bit late in resuming!
Many species of birds start developing their flight feathers at this time of year and they need rich sustenance such as oil-rich sunflower seeds and suet feeders.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).