Brushpile

Habitat Network: Improving Habitat at Home

Brushpile

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Point of Interest Details

Wildlife need snug hiding places like those found in log or brush piles, and we don’t just mean birds. Butterflies overwinter in them, rabbits seek shelter there, snakes hunt for rodents and invertebrates in their cover, and chipmunks conceal their seed cache in their depths. If snags are nature’s apartment buildings, then brush piles are her hotels. If you embrace the rustic look of a brush pile, or you want a clear view of the birds hopping in and out of it, try locating yours as a “bridge” between two different habitat features (for example, halfway between a pond and a woodland edge). You can also locate your brush pile near a feeder, which works especially well for safe cover when the branches are thorny. Learn more

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