It’s not surprising that people who live in more prosperous neighbourhoods are more likely to report feeling happy about their lives. Or that people who live in leafy communities or close to water are more likely to feel satisfied about where they live.

But Lauren Hepburn, a graduate student in biology at Carleton University, also found that people who live in Ottawa neighbourhoods were there is a “richness” of bird species are also more likely to give their communities high marks for satisfaction — even if it’s not an affluent neighbourhood.

See full article in Ottawa Citizen.

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