By Terry Kovarik
Nature preserves in Door County are going to the birds and that’s a good thing for the world. The Door County Land Trust has successfully acquired, maintained or restored the natural habitat in preserves covering nearly 4000 acres. Invasive weeds have been removed from some to allow native plants to return. That’s made them more attractive to wild birds. Craig Thompson of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources specializes in migratory bird conservation. He says such preserves have a worldwide impact.
The Door County Land Trust says once invasive plants are removed it can take an area several years to recover. But once the native plants so do the birds.