Indiana DNR gives OK to Feed Birds

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced that Hoosiers in 76 counties across Indiana, including Bartholomew, may resume feeding birds.

DNR recommended the statewide moratorium on bird feeding June 25th to slow the spread of a still-undetermined illness killing birds across the state.

Hoosiers were asked to remove feeders, clean birdbaths and submitted more than 3,400 reports of sick or dead birds into the state.

DNR officials recommend seed and suet feeders should be cleaned at least once every two weeks by scrubbing feeders with soap and water, followed by a short soak in a 10% bleach solution.