Come visit a remarkable Charlotte, North Carolina, garden where birds soar.
Photography Ralph Anderson / Styling Leigh Anne Montgomery
Every garden, though, can use a little commotion, and here it occurs around the feeders in early morning and late afternoon. Dozens of different birds, some migratory and others permanent residents, jockey for position. Mealworms are prime rib for nesting birds, as they supply serious protein to hungry chicks. “In spring, we typically go through 10,000 mealworms a week,” notes executive director Dia Steiger.