Photos: Pest-reducing birds a boon in the garden Associated Press Aug 6, 2022 Aug 6, 2022 Updated Oct 4, 2022 Birds in the garden provide lovely song and a unique connection to nature. They also help both plants and people by reducing the number of pests. Birds visit a backyard feeder in Glen Head, N.Y., in this July 14, 2022, photo. Jessica Damiano via AP This May 25, 2022, image shows a mourning dove perched on a deck post in a Glen Head, N.Y. Jessica Damiano via AP A Bananaquit hangs upside down to peck at a flower at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Ohio on Feb. 15, 2012. AP Photo/Amy Sancetta A male American robin perches itself on a blooming maple tree in Beverly Hills, Mich., on March 24, 2012. AP Photo/Carlos Osorio Birds gather at a feeder in a Johannesburg, South Africa, garden Sept. 22, 2013. AP Photo/Denis Farrell A hummingbird flies in a garden near Bogota, Colombia. AP Photo/Fernando Vergara Tags Dcc Wire Home-garden Garden Bird Dccjb Related to this collection Home-and-garden What's a garden without birds? Create a habitat so they thrive Aug 6, 2022 You can attract more birds in your garden by creating better habitat. That includes planting native plants, which attract native insects. +2 Home-and-garden Save seeds now for next year's garden flowers Oct 8, 2022 If you love the flowers in your garden but don't love the idea of spending money on new ones, why not save their seeds to plant next year?