Birdsong Cafe, McHenry, IL
People are drawn to provide habitat for wildlife in their yards for various reasons. Here is a homeowner who discovered this passion through her love of birds. On their quarter acre, this family is doing an impressive job providing food, shelter, water, and nesting habitat for their avian visitors. Her plantings of native trees, shrubs, and flowers also have the added benefit of supporting native pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and other ecologically-critical insects. Read on to learn more about how Lisa Maier is creating habitat in her suburban neighborhood.