BACKYARD BIRDWATCHING
Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine|April 2020
Here’s the secret: If you want your backyard to be bird-friendly, start with bugs.
COURTNEY JEROME

Birdwatching in your backyard is fun, but it can be truly rewarding when you provide healthy bird habitats, according to Cheryl Gross, president of Plant it Wild. Based in Benzie and Manistee counties, the nonprofit is dedicated to creating better wildlife environments by educating the public about native plants.

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