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Attract Songbirds with Fruiting Shrubs

By Newyorkrita
October 21, 2015

Many of us put seed out to attract backyard birds, but we can bring even more birds to the garden by adding summer fruiting shrubs.

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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I have 2 other kinds...Pokeweed and juniper (not a shrub, more a tree) berries are used by birds! Every year toward the end of summer, I start seeing pieces of Ashe Juniper twigs including berries scattered on the ground on my place. Not sure if it's the birds that do that or something else, but I know birds do eat the berries!
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