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After many years working with children and families in Se-attle, and raising two wonderful children of my own, I have now retired to a small place out in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. When I lived in Seattle, I encouraged neighbors and friends to plant trees and build habitats for local wildlife, and I demonstrated what I meant by creating my own little wooded retreat in the city. I covered my house in recovered hand-split cedar shakes and surrounded it with as many different kinds of trees as I could fit in the small space that I had. Then I planted wild berries and built feeding stations for the birds, and they came in large numbers. Then I started making houses and roosting lofts and the birds began to use them as well. The crazy antics of these birds and their babies, and the beauty of their songs became a delightful and colorful part of my life. My birdhouses are an expression of the joy that wildlife has always…

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  • Joined November 21, 2011

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Cedar, hardwoods, copper, brass, stainless steel

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About

After many years working with children and families in Se-attle, and raising two wonderful children of my own, I have now retired to a small place out in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. When I lived in Seattle, I encouraged neighbors and friends to plant trees and build habitats for local wildlife, and I demonstrated what I meant by creating my own little wooded retreat in the city. I covered my house in recovered hand-split cedar shakes and surrounded it with as many different kinds of trees as I could fit in the small space that I had. Then I planted wild berries and built feeding stations for the birds, and they came in large numbers. Then I started making houses and roosting lofts and the birds began to use them as well. The crazy antics of these birds and their babies, and the beauty of their songs became a delightful and colorful part of my life. My birdhouses are an expression of the joy that wildlife has always brought to me and I hope they will do the same for you.

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