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Morning Pointe of Franklin (TN) residents, volunteers and associates enjoyed a presentation given by members of the Tennessee Ornithological Society (TOS).

Cyndi Routledge, certified hummingbird bander, Steve Routledge, president of TOS, and Susan Hollyday, master gardener, suggested ways to turn the courtyard at the assisted living and memory care community into a certified wildlife habitat.

Residents learned the best housing and food sources for local birds, how to attract pollinators to the garden, and ways to maintain the garden over time. Since the TOS presentation, Girl Scout Troop 2525 created a butterfly garden in one of the two raised beds in the courtyard.

Photo: Brenda Nanney, Luella Trinrud, Janice Jordan, Debbie Riley and Kermit Zinn, Morning Pointe of Franklin residents, with Cyndi Routledge, certified hummingbird bander and Tennessee Ornithological Society member, Steve Routledge, president of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, Susan Hollyday, master gardener, and Julianna Masterson of Girl Scout Troop 2525.