How can you possibly resist them? Waiting so patiently, with a trustful look of anticipation, as you reach into the bag of french fries and hamburgers, they wait to be fed. Our intentions are well-meaning – the birds are hungry, and we have food. What’s the harm in that? None at all… if you’re eating a value meal of earth worms and a side dish of bird seed. : ) Unfortunately, it’s been my experience, restaurants simply do not keep these meals well stocked.
I realize this is not your typical gardening topic, but I don’t think it’s THAT far-fetched of an idea to discuss either. As gardeners, and people who simply enjoy nature, we LOVE watching birds. I think it’s important to remember that this experience and, more importantly, responsibility doesn’t stop at the edge of our garden.
[Continue reading this post over on Desperate Gardener.]