Friday Film:: Make Your Yard More Bird-Friendly

friday filmIs our belief that the suburbs are a poor habitat for birds valid? University of Washington professor and ornithologist John Marzluff challenges this belief with a new book, Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife. Not only are there a surprisingly wide diversity of birds in the suburbs, there is an opportunity to create wildlife habitat oases over a major land area. In this video, Marzluff discusses how we can improve our yards in several different ways including reducing lawn, adding water, creating snags and finally, being connected to nature.

Make Your Yard More Bird Friendly on YouTube.

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Kelly Brenner is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She is the author of NATURE OBSCURA: A City’s Hidden Natural World, coming Spring 2020 from Mountaineers Books. She writes freelance articles about natural history and has bylines in Crosscut, ParentMap, National Wildlife Magazine and others. On the side she writes fiction.

Kelly holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.
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