Landscaping tips to attract birds to your yard

Presenter Cecil Carter; photo by Janie Cindric

Presenter Cecil Carter; photo by Janie Cindric

Barbara Anderson

On Monday, February 20, the Robson Ranch Garden Club heard a wonderful presentation from Cecil Carter titled, “Landscaping to Attract Birds To Your Yard.” Once again we heard that native plants, which tolerate our earth and climate, are the key to advertising “good food” to native and migrating birds. Carter suggests two top plants to use: Flame Acanthus and Texas Lantana, and adding Antelope Horn Milkweed, Blue Mist Flower, Gulf Coast Penstemon or Echinacea will greatly enhance your birding experience. For those who live in Robson’s older homes, the maturing trees and shrubs provide welcomed protection and possible nesting sites for birds, so to newer home-owners, be patient, the birds will come!

If you are interested in membership in the Garden Club or have questions, please contact the club president, Barbara Anderson, at or the membership chair, Barbara Warren, at Although most of our meetings are open to all Robson residents, membership does have its privileges. Our March meeting will be a “road trip” for members only.

Happy planting and happy birding!