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Nature lover's backyard: Welcome in wildlife
Photo by Joshua McCullough; written by Jim McCausland

Nature lover's backyard: Welcome in wildlife

All the preceding touches help attract garden-friendly local species. What Lisa’s spotted in her yard so far: Three dozen kinds of birds, including Western tanagers, flickers, grosbeaks, chickadees, spotted towhees, rufous and Anna’s hummingbirds, and Cooper’s hawks; butterflies such as swallowtails, painted ladies, and fritillaries; bees; ladybugs; lacewings; Pacific tree frogs.

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