Volunteers build birdhouses to attract birds to Narrows Botanical Gardens

Volunteers have built birdhouses to help attract migrating birds to in Bay Ridge.

“This is just wood that we found in the neighborhood, and we constructed birdhouses so that they can use them to make nests,” Jimmy Johnson, the co-founder and vice president of the Narrows Botanical Gardens, said.

The gardens are located on a once neglected piece of parkland along the Belt Parkway that was transformed by volunteers starting in 1995. It is now home to wide variety of plants and wildlife, including birds.

“They need insects to eat and they need housing,” Johnson said.

Even during the winter months, there is activity at the gardens. In

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