|Birder's World Magazine August 2008|
|Birder's World Magazine, "New Products, Water manager: Bird Garden Essential"|
"60-gallon rain barrel
Birds need more than seeds, suet, or sugar water from abckyard feeders. They need places to rest, sleep, and build nests, and shelter from predators and bad weather. Gardens filled with carefully chosen native plants fit the bill perfectly, and because they tolerate droughts, they don't burden the municipal water supply. Adding a rain barrel can lessen your water consumption een further. And because rain lacks the chlorine and other chemicals of tap water, your native plants will grow better. Available online from gardening supply dealers.
(Birder's World Magazine August 2008)