Hidden just a little bit out of sight in East Lake, is a place where residents share space with birds and other wildlife.
East Lake Commons is a cohousing community. That means the folks there live in private homes, but cluster around shared space and collaboratively plan and manage community activities. East Lake’s founding residents and subsequent residents have several official goals, like accessibility for people of all physical abilities, affordability, and land conservation. Part of the property is a roughly three-acre organic garden; houses cluster in one section of the property, and much of the rest is left to trees and woodland inhabitants.
That includes many species of birds, with all the photographs here by Luz Borrero: