We have lived in the St. Croix Valley of Minnesota on about 2 acres with almost 100 red pines situated around our house for almost 30 years. We have created a beautiful garden space that many birds come to, nest and breed during the spring, summer and fall. We also feed them year-round. We have been birdwatchers for many years but I am now formalizing this process for myself as I am on the cusp of retirement. I'm hoping to increase my learning of what to add to this garden to improve the bird/insect attraction and build an additional wildflower garden space in an area where we had to take down some diseased pines last year.