About

DSC_2016I am Kristen Clark and I’m a fan of all things beautiful, with a special love for nature.

Butterflies, birds, flowers – you name it and I love it.

That’s why I created this website, to share my experience in backyard birding with other people who share my same passion for all things beautiful!

And because connecting with Nature helps us feel better – emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually!

Watch this short video to learn more about my passion!

 

Did you know?

Integrating nature into your daily life can improve your health!  But most of us do not have the time or resources to take a daily hike.  Fortunately more localized, smaller doses of nature also can increase one’s health and well-being. Put a plant in your home or office. Put up nature photos or screen savers that depict nature vistas or water scenes. Exercise outdoors. Learn the names of your local wild-life, including birds and butterflies.

Speaking of birds, we admire birds for their beauty and songs, and the grace of their ability to fly.  We also admire their importance to the ecosystem. Yes! Birds provide many direct and indirect contributions to the environment.  For example:

– Many ecologically important plants require pollination by birds
– Many species of conifers are spread largely by birds
– Fruit-eating birds aid the germination and spread of hundreds of plants and trees
– Hawks and owls are great consumers of pests such as rodents
– Flycatchers and their allies consume tons of insects each year.

Birds are also excellent indicators of environmental health as changes in bird populations can tell us a great deal about the impacts of climate change, drought, weather, and habitat change on the environment.

This explains why, according to a recent Census Report, over 65 million Americans enjoy feeding birds in their own backyard as a convenient way to appreciate and study nature.  AND… watching birds, like watching fish or other animals, seems to make people feel good – for all the reasons listed above.

And to encourage the feeding of backyard birds because birds are so important to our environment.

Take your time to check out this website and visit us often for updates on my own backyard birding experiences and events!

Cheers!

Kristen –

 

 

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