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January 26, 2010


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Linda - more trees yes. Will look over the Soil & Water Cons District offerings and see what kind. Hopefully the SWCD program doesn't get cut!


Will you be planning to plant some more Ash trees? I saw some up near Lake Desolation and the birds just loved it! Eating berries and soaking up the sun. I read about the cuts and the AVC closing. What a shame.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Avimor - I'm glad this post helped you out and gives you cause to plant an ash and not avoid it! Wonderful!
Sue - Haven't planted seedlings (from NYSDEC) recently but should...
Lana - well said!


I know how this can feel. Amazing how trees extend their roots even into our hearts. *hug*

Sue Fuss

Excellent post - and perspective! I hope y'all are still planting seedlings on a regular basis and you remind me to find ways to do the same.


Avimor Birder

Sorry for you loss of the Mountain Ash tree. I am grateful for your post. I've been gathering a list of trees that specific bird species like so that I can plant them in the little birding oasis I am building. I had not yet found the right tree for Sapsuckers and your post gave me great information!

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.