Michigan has over 400 species of birds. A few of the most common birds seen at a seed feeder in mid-Michigan are the Cardinal, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, House Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, European Starling, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, and Mourning Dove.
Or get your camera out as the squirrel miraculously makes his way up your pole and hangs upside down. I can’t wait for the Ruby-throatedHummingbirds and Baltimore Orioles to start visiting my feeders regularly. They are such characters and not afraid to buzz close when I’m watering the garden.
And if you have children, the National Wildlife Federation is sponsoring a campaign called ‘Be Out There.’ April is Children & Nature Awareness Month and they suggest lots of activities to get your kids unplugged and outdoors.