|A pair of white storks nesting in the Netherlands|
White storks build enormous stick nests that become important habitats for a range of other wild animals, including smaller nesting birds, overwintering butterflies and moths, and even small mammals. The storks also bring plant material to line the nests which act as canopy high seed banks. As the winds blow, these seeds are redistributed across the nearby landscape to germinate and and colonize new locations!
Although the storks are definitely the experts, anybody can build a white stork nest and provide homes for lots of local wildlife. Watch this video to find out how.