A Backyard Habitat in Maywood, IL

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A small, nearly all-native backyard in Maywood. This photo was taken in early summer.

The same view again, later in the summer.

The owner of this yard takes good care of the birds with water and plenty of birdseed.

This photo was taken in early summer.

Native wildflowers create a riot of color by midsummer.

This photo was taken in March. Notice how the native grasses add winter interest and texture 

Winter 1

Native grasses also provide shelter for wildlife during harsh weather.

Here is the Maywood garden, in summer, a year later:
Here is the same path as the one above. The family has added an artistic fountain/bird bath to the garden.
Summer '02

Summer '02
Although this photo is similar to the one taken last summer, notice how much taller the mature plants are.

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