Growing native plants means to provide native food and shelter to attract certain species of the geographical zone within someone is living. How to get from landscape to birdscape? Then ask more questions?
Are these plants for birds to hide? Songbirds need protective cover from potential enemies, such as cats, snakes, and hawks
Are these places for birds to nest? Birds would come during the breeding season, if there are inviting places to nest, such as trees, shrubs, hedges, brambles
Are these shelters areas protect them from enemies and weather conditions? Evergreens against the walls and fences will protect will them from cold, wind, and rain
Is there food and water? Natural food sources are coming from flower nectar, grass seed-heads, fruits, berries, diversity of plants that attract insects. Plus, to provide an access to a small pool, pound or puddle will accommodate the needs of thirsty birds
have held a fascination with birds for a very long time. To us, humans, bird
watching activity comes naturally. In general, we are a nation of wildlife
lovers; and everyone has an extra love feeling for birds. What is so special
and unique about birds? For different people, there are different answers. For
some, watching birds in a natural habitat is an effective and reliable way to
gain perspective and relieve stress. To others, they are so magical. They are
interesting to watch because they are beautiful, inspiring, and fascinating.
Birds are cheery and lovable. Birds make life beautiful. Their songs wake us up
and put in a great mood. Birds songs are one of the most beautiful sounds in
the nature. Not everyone knows, only male birds are singing. Unlike instinctual
calls, the complex pitch, rhythm, and structure of true bird songs must be
learn in early life. To attract the mate, a male bird calls other birds from
the forest. Some birds like parrots or superb lyrebird know how to imitate voice
and sounds. Captive birds have been recorded not only the owners’ talk but also
the ability to mimic the ‘industrial’ sounds of chain saws, car alarms, and
hundred years ago, the staggering destruction of birdlife caused by the plume
trade spurred the passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of the earliest
environmental laws passed anywhere in the world. While fashion trends have
changed, the law remains as important as ever. Birds now face 21st-century
threats – gas flares, oil spills, oil waste pits, transmission lines, wind and power
turbines and more. The act has been used to help reduce those impacts and to
implement practice that saves birds’ lives. The National Geographic magazine, National Audubon Society, the Cornel
Lab of Ornithology, and BirdLife International joined together forces and
resources with more than hundred other organization and millions of people
around the world to celebrate 2018 Year of Bird.
book When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four
Variations on Voice,
author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams wrote, “Once upon a
time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at
dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still
remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.”
(Tempest Williams, 2012)
I came to work for the Learning Resources Center (LRC) at the ITT Technical Institute in September 2005. During my professional career, I worked in special, public, and academic libraries since the age of sixteen – including Latvian State Science and Technology Library, International Fine Arts College, Main Library at the Miami-Dade Public Library System, and Art Institutes Miami International University of Art & Design. I received my Master's of Library Science and Bibliography at the LSU (Latvian State University) in 1976. At my free time, I enjoy running, knitting, reading, and writing.
I published three poetry books, and a nonfiction book called “Fashion Librarian” about fashion resources, study and teaching, and information literacy for fashion design.
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