Part of the fun of gardening is watching, listening and observing as nature unfolds. From time to time, I will have an “aha!” moment or make an observation in the garden that I like to share in this space. A discovery I had this spring has to do with cocoa fiber. In the past I have talked about different ways to attract birds to your property and how well evergreens serve this purpose. This season, through observation, I discovered another great attraction and that is cocoa fiber.
There is a cocoa fiber pot hanging on my back porch and the birds have been pecking at it all spring as they go about gathering nesting material to construct their nests. Chickadees, wrens, titmouse and cardinals have all been hard at work gathering fiber from that pot. It seems that cocoa fiber is the TempurPedic of the nesting world!