Love gardening and birds and want to help Mother Nature? Join host Catherine Greenleaf, former gardening columnist for the Boston Herald Sunday Magazi…
Apr 21st, 2022 | 30:18

Rebugging The Planet With Vicki Hird

Today, we speak with Vicki Hird, author of the marvelous new book, Rebugging The Planet. We talk about the things all of us can do to stop the decline of insects, the most important food source for birds. We also talk about the new buzz phrase "soft landing" and what it means. In addition, we discuss how to tell when a bird needs rescuing and how to help a bird that is trapped inside a building. Visit Vicki Hird's blog at Order her book at Some things you can do to help insects: 1) encourage insects to roost in your gardens by planting native; 2) take your children or grandchildren on a bug treasure hunt; 3) rebug green spaces like schools, parking lots, parks and lawns; and 4) eat local and stop supporting monoculture farming practices. Join Catherine Greenleaf, a certified wildlife rehabilitator with 20 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife, for twice-monthly discussions about restoring native habitat and helping the birds in your backyard. Send your questions about birds and native gardening to (PG-13) St. Dymphna Press, LLC.