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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Your Yard.... a certified wildlife habitat

We already have one property in NorthWest Carrollton that is registered as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. It's really easy. Ask about it at the next neighborhood meeting.
NorthWest Carrollton already has a login on the National Wildlife website.
and can help you completing the form for your address.

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.

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

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

Examples of cover:
  • thicket
  • rockpile
  • birdhouse

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

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