Our school has a beautiful courtyard that is used as an outdoor classroom. The Environmental Club has created a native garden in part of that courtyard that serves as a habitat for Monarch butterflies and birds. While much of the school grounds are carefully cultivated and neat our area is covered with shrubs that provide cover and food for birds visiting our area. Native flowers, requiring little care, bloom throughout the season provide more food and cover for the birds. Our latest addition was planting sunflower seeds before our summer break. When we returned to school this fall the new garden was filled with huge sunflowers that are now providing high energy seeds for our feathered friends!