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Attracting Backyard Birds and Wildlife to the Suburban Garden

A year and a half ago, I made a decision to purposefully try to attract wildlife to my suburban garden. I had the opportunity to hear the founder of High Country GardensDavid Salman  speak while in Austin, Texas.  He spoke about the importance of suburban gardens and the role that small gardens can play in protecting and nourishing wildlife.

Songbirds are disappearing. Insects are disappearing. What can one small, suburban garden do when the problem of disappearing wildlife seems overwhelming?

A famous line in the J.R.R. Tolken book 'The Fellowship of the Ring' comes to mind: "Even the smallest person can change the course of the future".

The point of Salman's talk was that even the 'smallest garden' can make an impact on turning the tide of protecting wildlife. I believe that and decided to put this idea into action. I've seen evidence of this as some of my blogging friends gardens. Chickadee Gardens and The Humming Gardener have inspired me over the…

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