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40 Houston Plants for Birds: The Video

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Do you have a small plot of earth next to your Houston home? Do you want it to attract birds? Then you’ve come to the right place. The video below – which I made for the Native Plant Society of Texas – features over 40 Houston plants for birds. These plants are native to the Houston area, and they are great for birds because they either provide great nesting or fruit or seed, or because they attract lots of insects that birds like to eat.

The Video

Watch two Houston plant experts – Mary Spolyar and Mary Ann Beauchemin – take you into Bellaire’s Russ Pitman Park. There they introduce you to flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees that you might consider for your garden.

The last eight minutes feature an extra-special treat: A visit to the home of Betsy Black, who has designed an oasis that attracts birds and humans alike. If you like, you can watch “40 Houston Plants for Birds” on YouTube.

40 Houston Plants for Birds: Table of Contents

Below is a table of contents to help you navigate the video. If you choose to watch on YouTube, you’ll find that same table of contents in the video description – plus they are hyperlinked to the video. This way you’ll be able to choose exactly what you want to see!

  1. Intro to Russ Pitman Park (1:36)
  2. Indian Blanket (9:12)
  3. Inland Sea Oats (10:07)
  4. Pecan (11:24)
  5. Spotted Beebalm (12:48)
  6. Arrowwood Viburnum (14:09)
  7. A look at Russ Pitman Park’s Bird Board (15:21)
  8. Drummond Red Maple (16:03)
  9. Texas Coneflower (17:49)
  10. Tropical Sage (19:50)
  11. Black Eyed Susan (20:53)
  12. Mexican Plum (21:41)
  13. American Beautyberry (23:23)
  14. Why thickets are great for Houston birds (24:33)
  15. Sugarberry (25:24)
  16. Cherry Laurel (27:12)
  17. Gum Bumelia (28:20)
  18. Possumhaw Holly (29:25)
  19. Yaupon Holly (30:41)
  20. Cherokee Sedge (32:19)
  21. Willow Oak (33:09)
  22. Coralberry (33:57)
  23. Parsley Hawthorn (35:13)
  24. Loblolly Pine (36:15)
  25. Live Oak (37:33)
  26. Buttonbush (38:43)
  27. Roughleaf Dogwood (40:28)
  28. Red Mulberry (41:40)
  29. Scarlet Buckeye (44:45)
  30. Seaside Goldenrod (46:30)
  31. Maximillian Sunflower (48:18)
  32. Gayfeather (50:16)
  33. Sharp Blazing Star (51:24)
  34. Little Bluestem (52:32)
  35. Virginia Wild Rye (54:03)
  36. Frogfruit (55:15)
  37. Black Willow (56:50)
  38. River Birch (58:11)
  39. Turk’s Cap (59:11)
  40. Why you need a water feature in your Houston bird plant patch(1:00:07)
  41. American Sycamore (1:00:52)
  42. Hornbeam (1:01:48)
  43. American Elm (1:02:43)
  44. Wax Myrtle (1:03:24)
  45. Betsy Black’s backyard oasis (1:04:22)

With these 40 Houston bird plants, you are ready to create a beautiful habitat!

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