What Makes A Garden More Bird and Butterfly Friendly?

Spring is quickly heading towards summer! Is your garden ready for our Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary Certification Program? Find more information here: illinoisaudubon.org/programs/bird-butterfly-sanctuary-certification/

IAS Board Member Cindy Owsley, and Director of Membership and Outreach Brian "Fox" Ellis have prepared a quiz to help you jump on the learning curve to get your garden certified. Your backyard, front yard, side yard, school yard, community garden, local park, or your favorite corporate campus can all apply for certification. More importantly, get your neighborhood ready for the hustle and bustle of butterflies and hummingbirds who are looking for a pollinator friendly habitat!

Most of these photos are from Fox's Certified Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary in Bishop Hill, Illinois.