Gone Native: A Massachusetts Farm and Garden

Ellen and Robert Sousa's four acres of central Massachusetts river valley had everything they had dreamed of: woodlands, a pond, a stream and pasture. It just needed some wildlife-friendly, native plants and a little TLC.

Speck, the Sousas' border collie, cohosts habitat garden tours. Here he shows off native butterfly milkweed, a great plant for sunny spots.
Photo By Ellen Sousa