Tuesdays Treasures…Celebrating Birds
Many of you already know that Larry and I have gone to the birds so how fitting that today is National Audubon Day.
Why this day? April 26 is the birthday of John James Audubon. His personal background is interesting however it is his artistry and attention to detail of birds that is his legacy.
We have been fortunate to observe wetland birds in FL as well as backyard birds in our own backyard.
When we returned to Houston, we began maintaining and monitoring bluebird boxes since their natural nesting habitat was diminishing thanks to growing development.
There are so many advantages to encouraging birds in your own backyard…insect control, pollination, weed control, and your own personal enjoyment!
We have the Merlin Bird ID App (IOS and Android) on our phones. Not only does it make it easy to identify birds you see but you can also hear their calls and sounds.
My favorite bird to listen to is the Northern Mockingbird which happens to be the state bird of Texas.
What’s in your backyard???