Chicago, IL, United States
Last summer our Environmental Club transformed an unused area in our overcrowded school into a urban oasis for wildlife by planting a variety of native, perennial bushes, flowers, and herbs. These plants drew in a variety of different insects and some birds into our newly created habitat. The students have loved to maintain, explore, observe, and learn in the garden. Recently we learned to attract new animal inhabitants, we need to supply shelter, food, and water. After completing a survey, we realized there is plenty of food available for birds, but not enough shelter and water. Therefore we are working towards creating birdhouses and a bird bath for our garden, to attract and support new birds to our habitat.