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It has been some months since I’ve been able to manage a giveaway, but with the new year comes new opportunities! And if you’re planning some new landscaping, flowerbeds, or gardening in 2022, this giveaway is for you – to help plan your plantings to be bee-friendly.
The Birds and the Bees
But wait, isn’t this site about birds? Yes indeed, but the birds and bees go hand-in-hand in the garden. Both bees and many birds – including hummingbirds, warblers, orioles, and many finches – love to sip on sweet nectar, and thus are efficient pollinators for our favorite flowers and all manner of flowering plants, including vines, fruits, berries, vegetables, groundcovers, and trees. By taking steps to help bees in the yard, you will also be helping the birds with eco-friendly choices and healthier landscaping.
The Book to Win
Planting for Honeybees: The Grower’s Guide to Creating a Buzz is a delightful book by Sarah Wyndham Lewis. The authoritative text is both informative and easy to read, and filled with helpful hints and interesting trivia. On every page, readers will find easy ways to nurture honeybees and other beneficial insects, not to mention the birds that will thrive with the same careful gardening. Beautiful illustrations complete the work, and an extensive list of resources is offered for more information.
While written from a British perspective and with British gardening in mind – the book is published by Quadrille Publishing Ltd., the same British publisher that produced my own book, Migration: Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds – the tips and suggestions are equally useful no matter where in the world you may plan your plantings.
In addition to this fun and helpful book, the giveaway winner will also receive one red Bling Swing, the perfect resting spot for hummingbirds that may visit a very bee-friendly (and hummingbird-friendly!) garden! The same winner will receive both fun prizes in this single giveaway.
Enter the Giveaway
To be entered to win both these fun prizes, just answer the following in the comments below…
Name one thing you do in your yard to
help bees and other pollinators!
You must include a valid email address in the comment form to be contacted if you win, and the giveaway is only open to participants in the United States. The package will ship from Be Your Own Birder via USPS priority. By entering, all participants agree to the Giveaway Guidelines. Entries will close January 22, 2022, and the winner will be randomly selected at that time. Get your entry in, and soon you’ll be all abuzz with many more ways to help bees in your yard, garden, and landscape!