Mark your calendar for one of the funnest and easiest birding surveys of the year. The 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count will take place on February 18-21, 2011.  I consider myself an intermediate birder, and I really enjoy the GBBC.  Why not participate and see what feathered friends are here in the winter?  You might be surprised what you see right here in town. 

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I have been a horticulturist for thirty years working in the Chicago area and beyond. I have lived in Oak Park for over thirteen years. My writing has recently appeared in the journal Ecological Restoration...