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Plant a Forest Buffer

Revitalize a fragmented forest by enhancing its border with fruit-, nut-, and seed-bearing native plants. This lush vegetation will do double duty as a songbird buffet and as a buffer to cowbirds, predators, and other hazards. An improved forest border will also have an “edge effect” — separating habitats inside and outside the forest while forming a distinct third habitat where they converge. Different species will flourish in each habitat.