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A Place of Their Very Own

In the bustling city, amongst the close facades and frenzied homeowners, it can be difficult for a bird to find a place to call home. Out of limbs and run out of attics, they’ve nowhere to bed down. A shame, considering the ecological role they could play in urban gardens and restoration efforts. While they might come after our fruits and berries, they also spread the seeds for others to enjoy and squelch pest invasions. Some serve as pollinators and still others manage waste.

I have noticed that our own home lacks the charm of the bird song in the morning and, frankly, I could use some help with pest management, so we are looking for ways to make them feel a little more welcome. We have several concrete posts on the rooftop that will be used to support trellises and could do double-duty holding some bird motels like these ideas from pinterest.

via Rebecca Carr and inspire.2ia.pl
via Meghan DeRoma and collabcubed.com

 

via Erica Suttle Donahey and ecosalon.com

 

Margie is the founder of IG and is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of working with nature in the garden. She enjoys mangosteen, the rainy season, hammocks, and wild visitors in the garden.

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