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If you could, how would you create a yard that invites and supports avian, insect and native plant life? What features are must-haves? And what lessons have been learned along the way?

Two BBC Members share how they designed their own yards with native plants and sustainable water use, with exciting successful results. Learn some guidelines and resources, and which native plants and designs might be of use in your own space.

BBC’s own Shilo McDonald, bird enthusiast and native plant advocate shows us the remarkable transformation of a typical grass lawn turned into a native plant paradise. With the return of native plants, so too returned the birds, bees and butterflies. Wait till you see the difference our native plants make!

BBC President, Leslie Kramer has lived in the same c.1871 family house since 1977. Through the decades, she’s planted only natives that match the soil, light and water features of the yard, to provide a complex native habitat for birds and insects.

To Register for Bringing Nature Back: Two Yards, Two Approaches for Attracting Birds and Wildlife CLICK HERE

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