Commit to creating outdoor spaces that support our local ecosystem
Urban habitat creation at any scale can provide meaningful benefits to wildlife and the environment. Choosing to "Garden for Nature" could range from replacing your back lawn with a sea of native plants to finding a little spot outside your place of work for a bird feeder. Enough people making choices that support wildlife will add up to more healthy, vibrant natural communities.
You can also stay in touch with Bird Studies Canada! Sign up for their newsletter on the BSC website to hear about bird-related programs and activities.
The Gardens for Nature Project began as part of the Weston Family Parks Challenge which saw the Humber Arboretum team up with Bird Studies Canada to create the Tranquility Bird Garden, a demonstration garden and learning space designed to help residents and community groups successfully plan, create, and maintain gardens that support thriving populations of birds, butterflies and other wildlife species.
Download Building a Bird Garden in Toronto (PDF)