Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

Nature inspires awe!

European Starling

In 1890, 100 birds were released in New York City. They have easily adapted and congregate in roosts of tens of thousands. In the winter, it is common to see telephone lines thick with birds sitting side by side. While they compete with native birds for nest holes and food, they do provide benefit by eating great numbers of insects.

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