This is the reward you get when you don’t use sprays that kill all the bugs and contaminate food and water: a chance to check off names on your birder’s life-list without leaving your backyard! In addition, we have water available, feeders in winter, and lots of native plants too. Tree pruning is done in winter and late summer to preserve nesting spaces and let families raise their young. Oh, and the corvid family – crows, magpies and jays – are fed peanuts to keep them watching out for predators, like an alarm system. This is where food should come from! A place full of life!