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 > > > > >