In addition to providing supplemental food all year at a backyard feeder, yardeners can support local chickadee populations by planting ornamental plants on their property that provide food and shelter.
Trees and Shrubs:
|Chickadees Dig These Plants|
Flowers that bear seeds:
|Chickadee Type Flowers|
Do not forget that all birds need a source of fresh water. In the North it is difficult for them to find it, because ponds and puddles are usually frozen. Locate birdbaths in the sun or use a electric heater to melt ice. Run a waterfall or fountain in the water garden to prevent it from freezing in all but the most severe weather.