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Berries, Seeds, Nectar, Insects: Bird-friendly Gardening

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Camilla Cerea
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Patterson Park Audubon Center

Baltimore’s Patterson Park is home to more than 200 species of birds, birds hungry for berries, seeds, nectar, and insects. How do you create bird-friendly gardens that increase biodiversity and incorporate native plants? What does it take to master the subtle art of bird-watching? We speak to Susie Creamer, Director of Urban Education and Conservation at the Patterson Park Audubon Center, and Claire Wayner, the bird guide for Audubon's Bird Explorers.

Learn more about bird-friendly gardening here. Check out the top ten lists of bird-friendly trees, shrubs, and plants here.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.