Magic tree, magical beach….

Years and years ago, I was asked to design “bird-friendly” native plantings for a parking lot for one of Chicago’s Harbors. It wasn’t quite the first time I was asked to do something like this – all native plants – but it was still memorable. That particular design never was installed, but since then, the Chicago Park District has really stepped up their focus on the ecological value of the parklands. About the time I was asked to do the bird-friendly parking lot, the CPD began allowing this part of Montrose Beach to grow into the bird sanctuary it is today – a magical place of life and abundance and beauty.

Inspired by nature – I took this video to explain why Re-Ecology is so important to me.

Published by Alexia Landscape Architect; Re-Ecology Land Design

Designing with systems, both natural and man-made, with careful consideration of stewardship and maintenance, will go far in sustainable landscape and sites design.

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