Learn how to increase the variety of birds in your yard by growing native plants offering birds their natural habitat and a yearlong smorgasbord of berries, nuts, seeds, and insects. Gardeners and native plant enthusiasts can play a vital role in restoring and preserving native communities that support not only birds, but also other wildlife including butterflies, bees, and bats.
Mariette Nowak is the author of the book, “Birdscaping in the Midwest”. She is also the past director of the Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County, where she served for 18 years. An avid birder, she is the newsletter editor for the Lakeland Audubon Society and past board member of the Wisconsin Society of Ornithology. In addition, she is Founder and President of the Kettle Moraine Chapter of the Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes. She has also served as a past vice-president of the national organization.