Photo: Susie Creamer
Over the past century, urbanization has taken contiguous, ecologically productive land and fragmented and transformed it with sterile lawns and exotic ornamental plants. We’ve introduced walls of glass, toxic pesticides, and domestic predators. The human-dominated landscape no longer supports functioning ecosystems or provides healthy places for birds.
Each community has a unique ecological and cultural story to tell. Creating Bird-Friendly Communities is Audubon’s commitment to the sustainability of our urban, suburban, and rural places. We can each do our part. We can restore and reconnect these places. We can reestablish the ecological functions of our cities and towns. We can provide essential, safe habitat for birds, choosing native plants and providing birdhouses, roosting towers, and nest platforms when we landscape our yards, neighborhood parks, and public spaces. With these simple acts, everyone can help make their community bird-friendly.
Birds are the catalyst to brighten days and create camaraderie through this new partnership with a community of adults living with dementia.
Making Baltimore City vibrant, while increasing habitat for wildlife.
Patterson Park Audubon Center, in partnership with Mis Raices, a Spanish language group in Baltimore planned, designed, and created this canoe habitat with plants native to Maryland.
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