Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Create a Certified Backyard or Frontyard Wildlife Habitat

Quite a few years back I took the steps to have our home gardens certified as a wildlife habitat. I felt that it was a good thing to do to raise awareness to my neighbors, friends and family about what we put into and onto our urban environments and how it effects all the wildlife around us. Including the birds, butterflies, and so on.

The National Wildlife Federation has made it much easier for those of us want to take action to help nature around us. All one needs to do is log onto their website and complete an application by answering a few questions. The requirements are as follows.

All you need to do is provide elements from each of the following areas:

  • Food Sources. For example: Native plants, seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, nectar
  • Water Sources. For example: Birdbath, pond, water garden, stream
  • Places for Cover. For example: Thicket, rockpile, birdhouse
  • Places to Raise Young. For example: Dense shrubs, vegetation, nesting box, pond
  • Sustainable Gardening. For example: Mulch, compost, rain garden, chemical-free fertilizer
Click on the link below and Join the thousands of wildlife enthusiasts across the country who have been recognized for creating havens for neighborhood wildlife in their very own yards. These individuals have provided the essential elements for healthy and sustainable wildlife habitats and have earned the distinction of being part of National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program.

Click on link below

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