Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Wildlife Habitat

Chandler is quite the little Ecologist, so we are creating a wildlife habitat in our back yard this year. I have been wanting to do this for a while but when you rent, you really can't go tearing up your landlord's back yard (well, you can, but I wouldn't suggest it). This is the first spring we have owned our home. Tomorrow I am going to start by picking up some Swamp Milkweed, Climbing Aster, and a few other various native wild plants for our native wildlife and begin creating our own little piece of nature.

From the National Wildlife Federation here are a few reasons why you should do a habitat of your own:

Why should I create a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat?

1.It's fun! Watching wildlife in action can be fun and relaxing for everyone. Your habitat may attract beautiful songbirds, butterflies, frogs, and other interesting wildlife for viewing from your very own window.

2.Curb appeal! Replacing grass lawns with native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees will increase the beauty of your property and provide a nurturing refuge for wildlife.

3.Bring wildlife home! Restoring habitats where commercial and residential development have degraded natural ecosystems can be your way of giving back to wildlife.

4.Eco-friendly! Gardening practices that help wildlife, like reducing the use of chemicals, conserving energy and water, and composting also help to improve air, water and soil quality.

5.Gardening for wildlife can help you share your love of wildlife with your neighbors and help them get involved in creating a home for wildlife.

After you are done you can register your habitat with the National Wildlife Federation and receive a certificate, newsletter and a yard sign.

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