Birds taking 'dirt baths'

So fun to watch.

When I presented my sheet-mulch slide deck at the Shutterbee Symposium, the above video included in that deck failed to play. Which sucked, but what can you do? Re-post it later on your Substack, that’s what! So if you were there and disappointed not to revel in the whimsical sight of birds taking dirt baths, here you go. And the rest of you might enjoy this, too!

If you leave some bare dirt in your garden, you provide habitat for ground-nesting bees, and you also allow birds an opportunity to bathe in the dirt, something they do to remove parasites and otherwise clean their feathers. Who knew dirt could be so clean?