Benefits of keeping a somewhat “messy” yard in fall and winter for birds and bugs

This photo of a Black-capped chickadee was taken by Dave Budeau on his property near Turner. Dave has been a long-time supporter of the Marion SWCD and worked with us to create habitat for Oregon Chub on his property.

Black-capped chickadees and many other small songbirds stay in Oregon throughout the winter and rely on food and cover from native plants to survive.

This article from the Audubon Society highlights the . So save yourself some time this fall by not tidying up your yard too much—the birds will thank you!

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