Making Your Garden a Sanctuary for Songbirds by Lisey Good

Small changes that homeowners make can have major consequences for wildlife, both good and bad. Songbirds, in particular, have been shown to benefit from mini backyard “sanctuaries.”  This talk will give concrete tips for easy changes homeowners can make to create gardens that are beautiful to humans — but also welcoming and sustaining for wildlife.

Lisey Good is an interior designer with a passion for conservation, with a particular interest in the link between plants and wildlife. She is the principal of Good Interiors, and previously served as the designer for the Emmy-award winning television show “This Old House.” Most recently her design work has taken a back seat to her conservation work and work with animals.  She is the most recent past President of the Board of The Scituate Animal Shelter, and the founder of Wild Cohasset, an environmental group dedicated to saving the South Shore’s native plants — and the wildlife that depend on them. She currently lives with her husband in Boston but will soon divide her time between Boston and on the North River in Marshfield.

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