LUNCHBOX Talk: Bird-Friendly Gardening – Your Yard Matters! with Ann Walter-Fromson, T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. Your yard and the kinds of plants in it matters more than you may know. Native plants play a very important role in providing the food birds need to survive and thrive in a way that non-native plants cannot do. By planting shrubs that provide the high-fat berries birds need to fuel up for long migration flights; trees that host the caterpillars that become baby-bird food; and flowers that provide nectar for hummingbirds; your yard can make a real difference for birds year-round. Learn how you can start helping birds in your yard today, and learn more about Audubon’s new Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year program that partners with local growers and garden centers to promote the plants that help our birds the most.