Date: 5/28/18 4:48 pm
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Breeders - a 1 acre success story
Congratulations! Your little space sounds like heaven!

On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 7:09 PM, mike sylvia <mikesylvia87...>
wrote:

> Just wanted to share a bit of pride and enthusiasm for what can be
> achieved in a small space.
>
> I have been sculpting my small yard in Lakeville over the last ten years
> to allow for nature.
>
> Stone and wood piles, unmowed sections or poverty grass and other native
> "weed species", open to moderate height shrubs surrounded by tall trees.
>
> A good sized patch of sumac
>
> A large dead maple that has been had all of the top branched removed.
>
>
> 3 nest boxes on poles and the dead tree excavated by woodpeckers over the
> years
>
>
> This year the three boxes have bluebirds, tree swallows, and titmice
>
> The dead tree has hairy woodpecker, house sparrow (oh well), and a pair of
> great crested flycatchers moved in this weekend
>
> Gray catbirds, downy woodpeckers, ruby-throated hummers, chipping
> sparrows, and house wrens also nesting.
>
>
> the Baltimore checkerspots have a large population again and both
> black-tailed and tiger swallow tailed butterflies about
>
> garter snakes are also doing well
>
>
> Proud care taker
>
>
> Mike Sylvia
>
> Lakeville
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