Rebuilding an Island in Easton, Maryland

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Homes and Nests for Wildlife

For the past decade, town crews in Easton, Md., have taken discarded trees to Poplar Island. The trees, strategically placed across the island, provide habitat and nesting sites for birds like common terns, least terns and American black ducks. Other trees are screwed into stumps and become nesting areas for egrets and herons.

Poplar Island is home to more than 200 bird species and 26 nesting species. Projects like using Christmas trees helps attract wildlife to the uninhabited island. Read more.