In autumn you can provide natural sources of food by checking your impulse to clean up spent blossoms and stems, and instead let your annuals and perennials go to seed.
Annuals that provide natural sources of seed include: ageratum, bachelor’s button, calendula, cosmos, forget-me-not, marigold, nasturtium, snapdragon, sweet alyssum, and zinnia. And, of course, sunflower!
Perennials that provide seeds birds like include: coreopsis, coneflower, gloriosa daisy and ornamental grasses.
So, relax! Find your bird book and binoculars, site down, and watch your garden provide autumn meals for your fowl friends!