One of my New Year’s resolutions is to identify and appreciate the simple things in life. A few weeks ago, I was reading in my study, when I noticed that the songbirds are back. I am delighted they have returned to my garden, and realized how much I truly missed them during the cold "winter" months. As our community grows birds are losing their natural habitat. Therefore, I have begun making plans to create a backyard haven for birds and butterflies. Below are a few of the books that I found helpful.