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[USAToday] It’s for the birds, and more

Backyard habitats impart stewardship By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Special for USA TODAY SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Wedged between train tracks and a busy thoroughfare, Jerry Lauretano’s home-based hair salon relies on berry-producing trees to attract a range of lovely birds — as well as some not-so-lovely ones. Last winter, customers saw cardinals, robins and goldfinches. On an April morning, however, pigeons… Read more →