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Bird Habitat Garden

Flap like a bird, perch in the bird’s nest, and discover birds at ICG!

ICG’s Bird Garden welcomes children into the bird house where they can flap their “wings,” peer out the birdhouse window, dig for delicious worms, or perch in the child-sized birds nest.

A child-sized birds nest and beautifully painted birdhouse anchor the Bird Garden and its diverse plantings.

Children can search for actual birds in the Garden that match the birds painted on the birdhouse. The mural features 17 different bird species, including the great blue heron, osprey, and bald eagle. All the birds featured were seen in the garden in May 2011 on an early morning sunrise walk before the rest of the world had woken up! Sunrise (or soon after) is a great time to see a different side of ICG, when the air is alive with a cacophony of nature sounds, and the birds are in charge.

The child-sized birdhouse was built by teens as part of our Youth Horticulture Apprentice Program (which has since become Teen Urban Farmers) in 2010, and painted by sisters Camille and Marika Chew in 2011.

The beautifully painted birds await adoption by you! Contact us for information on adoption opportunities.

Want to help the Bird Habitat soar to new heights? Volunteer at ICG!