What’s a garden without birds? Create habitat for them to thrive
As I write this, I hear a cardinal trill in the garden. I don’t need to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds passing through it; I came to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me up in the morning and the sparrow whose repetitive chirps complete the chorus of the sunrise.
Watching birds perched on a branch or visiting a bird feeder gives a certain connection to nature that few others do, and, for me at least, listening to their melodies alleviates stress.