Results of a recent
study indicate feeding birds and wildlife are beneficial not only to birds and wildlife
but to those who feed them as well! Feeding wild birds and other wildlife may improve
mental, and physical well-being.
Research has shown watching birds and wildlife can actually help reduce
stress, lower blood pressure, and the activity helps us focus on something else in stead
of your problems.
It is good for the psyche to see birds at bird feeders—seemingly to
greet you when you come home at the end of a long day, and because feeders and birdbaths
require attention, taking care of them gets you outside, allows you to enjoy the outdoors,
to soak up a bit of sunshine, and get a little exercise, too.
Why, just listening to the birds’ songs is uplifting.
Bird feeding is a relatively inexpensive past time, that can be started at
any time of the year.