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BirdNote: October Planting

10/13/12 8:57AM

October is the perfect time to plant for the benefit of next year's birds, including this Cedar Waxwing (shown, left).

Your new plants will put their resources into their roots rather than leaves or flowers. And the season's reliable rain will reduce the need to water.

To attract the greatest variety of birds to your landscape, plant native shrubs that produce fruits and berries and provide a safe refuge for winged visitors.

Learn what to plant in your yard at Audubon.org.

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