Minneapolis real estate has gone to the birds and our local feathered friends are thrilled. Birds of a feather flock together in the region’s plentiful parks. While all parks are great places to spot birds, numerous spaces were specifically designed to help them thrive.

Bird watchers frequently find what they are looking for in the Eloise Butler Wildlife Garden and Bird Sanctuary. Found in Theodore Wirth Park, the roots grow deep. And, the history here is as rich as the soil, with origins dating back to the early 1900’s. Paths meander from the front gate to the back. There is a birding terrace along the way to the mallard pool. Beautiful blooms attract hummingbirds and they can easily be seen when strolling Prairie Path and Violet Way.

Ponder the Ways of Life on Minneapolis Property

Benches are scattered about with plenty of places to ponder life, watch birds, bees and butterflies or even read a good book. Spring and summer recreation programs in the Eloise Butler Wildlife Garden and Bird Sanctuary feature educational opportunities. Hikes and walks are casual and carefree. Themed strolls dig a bit deeper and include birding basics and wildflower identification. Storytimes and youth programs encourage younger generations to embrace nature.

Also in the Minneapolis real estate region, the Lyndale Park Butterfly and Hummingbird Perennial and Border Gardens shine bright. Flora and fauna was planted especially for both butterflies and hummingbirds. These delicately winged creatures flutter about the yard charming everyone in their midst.

The Roberts Bird Sanctuary sits next to the garden with over 30 acres designated as an “important bird area” by the National Audubon Society. Bird walks and other gatherings take place on the grounds teaching about favorite species of wildlife. Popular times to visit the sanctuary are in April and May when spring bird migratory season is at its peak.

Take time to smell the flowers in a Minneapolis property garden. Stop in for a quick visit or spend the day. Those blessed with green thumbs may even be interested in volunteering. Minneapolis wildflower and bird gardens are perfect places for local hobbyists and experts to lend a hand. Learn more about visiting or volunteering in the city’s bird sanctuaries and gardens by calling 612.230.6400.