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a forest with trees of varying heights to demonstrateall the canopy layers that birds use
Tips to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden
Lauren Pharr | June 3, 2021

In this post, Lauren offers 6 tips on how you can design a bird-friendly garden right in your own backyard.

Two House Sparrows sitting on a rock wall. Photo: Lip Kee CC BY-SA 2.0
Help Swallows and Bluebirds Thrive
Heath Keirstead | June 3, 2021

If you have nest boxes for swallows or bluebirds, you may have house sparrows too. House Sparrows are considered by many a pest because of their aggressive nesting behavior. Learn what you can do.

Why do birds matter to you?
Heath Keirstead | February 7, 2020

From 2019 to 2021, Benton SWCD is focusing our native plant outreach on birds and the actions we can take to support them. Some of the important services birds provide include: Birds control pests – birds eat millions of tons of insects every year including mosquitoes and agricultural pests. Birds pollinate plants – some of

Red-osier Dogwood
Lisa Millbank | November 22, 2016

Not only is Red-Osier Dogwood valuable to wildlife, it’s been used by native peoples across North America.

Hummingbirds – Important Pollinators in the Willamette Valley
Jamie Powell | November 30, 2015

  “Hummingbird darts lightly through the world, spreading its message of joy and beauty, and teaching us to appreciate the wonder and magic of everyday existence. Hummingbird brings the gift of joy. Learn to laugh and be happy.”  -Unknown   Lifestyle: Hummingbirds are a very appealing pollinator to the garden.  They are a lot of

bee © R. Schmitz
Will Benton County Be Oregon’s First Community Wildlife Habitat?
Donna Schmitz | April 11, 2014

With your help, Benton County can become the FIRST Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in Oregon!

Sandrock rain garden design
Plans for Using Native Plants in Your Home Landscaping
Teresa Matteson | February 15, 2006

Design a sustainable landscape around your home with the help of expert landscape designer!

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