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BUILDING A BACKYARD HABITAT 

AND GARDEN FOR WILDLIFE

Ongoing project for all Garden Club members

as well as interested community members

 

 

PROVIDING A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR 

 FURRY AND FEATHERY 

  FRIENDS IN THE WILD

 

What is Necessary …

Grow native plants found in your area, including trees, shrubs and other plants that offer food such as pollen, nectar, acorns nuts, cones, berries and other seeds.

Provide water for wildlife with a birdbath, small pond or shallow dish...or care for a natural spring or stream on or near your habitat.

Create protective cover for wildlife by growing meadow, prairie, densely branched shrubs or (when appropriate) evergreens.  Place hollow logs and/or rock piles in your yard.

Attach birdhouses to metal poles and monitor their use.

Grow host plants for butterfly and moth caterpillars to eat and provide dense plants to create safe areas for nesting wildlife.

 

Please watch what you plant in your garden.

Exotic species not native to your region can become invasive and harmful to both people and wildlife.

             

Apply for your National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITAT CERTIFICATION

 Forms are available online at  www.nwf.org

  

Submit to Hondo Garden Club President for processing;
                                   Hondo Garden Club will pay the initial certification fee

 

We pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of planet earth

and promise to promote education so we may become caretakers of our air, water, land, forests, and wildlife.

ENTER THE PHOTO CONTEST

Photographers 13 & up are invited to enter the 44th Annual National Wildlife® Photo Contest!
Enter between April 1, 2014 & July 14, 2014 by going to above NWF website


 

Understand and be confident that each of us can make a difference by caring and acting in small as well as big ways.

Marian Wright Edelmann