The first winter storm of the season lands overnight in March. We wake up to the distinct quiet of falling snow, and this is what we see out of the window, and later outside as we walk around in what looks like a magic world.
One of my main goals over the years has been to create shelter and food for the many variety of birds that share our Delaware bay shore area .There are evergreens to hide and sleep in. The deciduous tree braches are good perch and protection from the hawks that hangout near the bird feeder. I leave my grasses and seed heads up through the winter for protection and food.The ground birds are safe from prey and find food in all of the leaf litter I leave under trees and in the beds.
A friend once told me he loved my wild gardens “ordered chaos”. I know for a fact that the birds do too.