The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

Those of you who enjoy feeding birds in North Texas probably know it is a year-round endeavor that is as rewarding as anything we do in the garden. It is particularly important we maintain the feeders during the winter months when the birds must eat to survive. If you like birds coming to your sunflower or thistle seed feeders, you will be in birdwatching ecstasy with peanut butter.

That’s correct. Just like the guys around the house who treasure peanut butter cups, chocolate ice cream with peanut butter and peanut butter fudge, many of our birds will likewise go into a peanut butter feeding frenzy.

My time spent at the National Butterfly Center watching our bird feeders made me wonder if I could duplicate the setup at the Columbus Botanical Garden in Georgia. The answer was yes; it worked like a charm, and you can find success in North Texas, too. In fact, you’ll find many more bird species feeding at peanut butter logs than you might expect.

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