Friday, November 30, 2012

Certify your Garden as a Wildlife Habitat

I think I will do this.  I have the birds for sure.  

Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat in commercial and residential areas.
By providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young, you not only help wildlife, but you also qualify to become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ and join the nearly 140,000 sites across the country.

click this link to find out how you can participate:

 Certify your Garden Here


To certify your yard, you need to provide the following:
Food
Examples of food sources:
  • native plants
  • seeds
  • fruits
  • nuts
  • berries
  • nectar

Water
Examples of water sources:
  • birdbath
  • pond
  • water garden
  • stream

Cover
Examples of cover:
  • thicket
  • rockpile
  • birdhouse

Places to Raise Young
Examples of places to raise young:
  • dense shrubs
  • vegetation
  • nesting box
  • pond

If you don't think your garden is complete, start your registration and we'll inspire you along the way.