See your lawn through a bird’s eyes with YardMap

Web tool lets you map outdoor spaces as wildlife habitat

By Sarah Zielinski, 17:24 PM June 11, 2014

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Wild animals, especially birds, aren’t confined to wild spaces. They creep into backyards, hop through parks and crawl through any bit of green space they can find. Scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology would like to know more about those not-so-wild spaces so that they can learn how bird species use the full range of habitats in North America.

Their new citizen-science project, a website called YardMap, lets people quickly and easily make free maps of verdant places such ...

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