Spring has finally settled in, and for many of us, that means it’s time to go outside and play in the dirt! I have started a major landscaping project, which has involved much research into how to make the land work beneficially for both the people and wildlife involved. (More on that story later) In doing all this research, I found that you can get your home-balcony-school-business wildlife certified by the National Wildlife Foundation. Official certification costs a minimum of $20, which basically buys you a years subscription to their magazine. For the month of May, NWF is planting a tree in honor of those who certify. Any additional proceeds go to the organizations projects, astoundingly %80 of donations is used for conservation and education programs. I say astoundingly after some friends of mine were mentioning their frustrations with the allocation of funds of some other causes they were supporting.
Donating funds aside, the National Wildlife Foundation website has lots of useful information in how to make your garden habitable for wildlife. In my own garden I planted some salvia to attract hummingbirds, Lo and Behold I have seen hummingbirds everyday since!
Need some help with your garden? Feel free to drop me a line!