This is our front yard (viewed from inside our living room) that we've converted overtime from lawn to native plants and shrubs.
While sitting by the fire this morning, preparing for the day with some coffee I looked out the window and abandoned my breakfast just to watch.
There were birds EVERYWHERE...feeding on the tree stump and in the sumac, scratching in the leaf litter, pecking on the plant stalks and seed heads. Magic!
Well, it felt like magic to me, but really it makes sense...we created habitat and planted food sources, but still - magic! What a simple action that made such a huge difference. I really am in awe.
Here's the morning list I noted in about five minutes, in our tiny front yard, right next to the road: