The Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project

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The Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project, a.k.a. Community Wildlife Habitat Project, West Edge District is a Registered Community Wildlife Habitat Project with the National Wildlife Federation. The majority of the photos on the board are from the project area and reflect our progress to becoming a NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat.

Bird Bath island in the middle of winter. Providing winter interest.

Bird Bath island in the middle of winter. Providing winter interest.

This is The Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project’s space at Antiques Central in Cheyenne, Wy. Any item sold from this space goes towards funding our project.

This is The Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project’s space at Antiques Central in Cheyenne, Wy. Any item sold from this space goes towards funding our project.

The former Rev. Willis Black’s Baptist church. Built in the early 1920s and located in the heart of “The Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project”. 902 W. 19th St. Cheyenne, WY

The former Rev. Willis Black’s Baptist church. Built in the early 1920s and located in the heart of “The Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project”. 902 W. 19th St. Cheyenne, WY

Painted Lady butterfly warming itself on the sidewalk on an unusually warm Easter Sunday. It’s not uncommon for Southeastern WY. to be covered in several inches of snow this time of year.

Painted Lady butterfly warming itself on the sidewalk on an unusually warm Easter Sunday. It’s not uncommon for Southeastern WY. to be covered in several inches of snow this time of year.

Painted Lady Butterfly enjoying Easter Brunch from a dandelion! This photo was taken Easter Day 2017 in the Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project area.

Painted Lady Butterfly enjoying Easter Brunch from a dandelion! This photo was taken Easter Day 2017 in the Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project area.

This bird bath island is out in the open but has bushes nearby so birds can escape predators or find a place to preen themselves after splashing around in the water.

This bird bath island is out in the open but has bushes nearby so birds can escape predators or find a place to preen themselves after splashing around in the water.

Supply water to urban wildlife. It can be as simple as turning a pot upside down and putting a shallow basin on top and filling it regularly with water.

Supply water to urban wildlife. It can be as simple as turning a pot upside down and putting a shallow basin on top and filling it regularly with water.

This water feature in the front of the Cheyenne BOPU office is utilizing “sump water”. The water table in the downtown area is very high and the fountain’s water was pumped away from the building’s foundation & used in the fountain. A grassy area to the right of the fountain will become a future “Habitat Hero” garden

This water feature in the front of the Cheyenne BOPU office is utilizing “sump water”. The water table in the downtown area is very high and the fountain’s water was pumped away from the building’s foundation & used in the fountain. A grassy area to the right of the fountain will become a future “Habitat Hero” garden

The gardens located at Antiques Central, LLC, 2311 Reed Ave. Cheyenne,Wy became a certified Wildlife Habitat through the NWF in March 2017. These gardens are located in “The Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project” area.

The gardens located at Antiques Central, LLC, 2311 Reed Ave. Cheyenne,Wy became a certified Wildlife Habitat through the NWF in March 2017. These gardens are located in “The Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project” area.