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Is it possible to have a certified wildlife garden in the middle of an urban area? Absolutely! This week's map highlight is an excellent example. Habitat resources and sustainable management can get you certified through the National Wildlife Federation and mapping your property can give helpful information about the kinds of habitat you are providing and offer suggestions for doing more. Read more: http://content.yardmap.org/learn/new-partnership-garden-wildlife-program/

Is it possible to have a certified wildlife garden in the middle of an urban area? Absolutely! This week's map highlight is an excellent example. Habitat resources and sustainable management can get you certified through the National Wildlife Federation and mapping your property can give helpful information about the kinds of habitat you are providing and offer suggestions for doing more. Read more: http://content.yardmap.org/learn/new-partnership-garden-wildlife-program/

Petite parcels can still pack a powerful punch with habitat resources for small animals. This week's highlight comes from Wellington, Ontario and shows us how even the smallest of yards or gardens can have a big impact on habitat improvement. This 22,000 square ft site boasts 136 habitat features that are sure to bring a bit of comfort in the Canadian cold. Visit, explore, and like this map at http://app.yardmap.org/map/L4225599.

Petite parcels can still pack a powerful punch with habitat resources for small…

Wildlife garden, Brighton

Lilybud Gardens by Design: Garden and landscape design and build in Brighton, Worthing and Sussex.

31 Creative  Ways to  Reuse Plastic Bottles

31 Creative Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles

Soda Bottle Bird Feeder - Make a birdfeeder with a plastic bottle and old wooden spoon.

Family Garden  Wildlife gardens are perfect for families. A paradise for butterflies, bees, and frogs, they awaken children’s interest in the natural world, teaching them first-had about the behavior and habitats of these creatures.

Family Garden Wildlife gardens are perfect for families. A paradise for butterflies, bees, and frogs, they awaken children’s interest in the natural world, teaching them first-had about the behavior and habitats of these creatures.

An important goal of YardMap is getting communities talking and working together to improve habitat on a large and connected scale. Here is an example from the Fletcher Wildlife Garden in Ottawa, Ontario. Locate the Fletcher Wildlife Garden in Ottawa, Ontario, at http://app.yardmap.org/map/L3513658 and explore all the participant's sites that help to create this marvelous map mosaic.

An important goal of YardMap is getting communities talking and working together to improve habitat on a large and connected scale. Here is an example from the Fletcher Wildlife Garden in Ottawa, Ontario. Locate the Fletcher Wildlife Garden in Ottawa, Ontario, at http://app.yardmap.org/map/L3513658 and explore all the participant's sites that help to create this marvelous map mosaic.

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Wildlife Garden Ideas - Attract a variety of wildlife by creating a wildlife garden -- a harmony of environmental elements.

It's October, and what's scarier than a horror movie marathon? Not having any thorny shrubs in your yard!  Before you go all Edward Scissorhands on those thorny hedgerows, think of The Birds. Yes, birds like to nest in thorny shrubs because they deter predators, and that's no Urban Legend.   Plant shrubs with thorns; birds will nest in them, and about 28 Days Later, those nests will be full of Warm Bodies.  Slither on over to YardMap to learn more about shrubs!

It's October, and what's scarier than a horror movie marathon? Not having any thorny shrubs in your yard! Before you go all Edward Scissorhands on those thorny hedgerows, think of The Birds. Yes, birds like to nest in thorny shrubs because they deter predators, and that's no Urban Legend. Plant shrubs with thorns; birds will nest in them, and about 28 Days Later, those nests will be full of Warm Bodies. Slither on over to YardMap to learn more about shrubs!

Attract songbirds to your yard with our Native Songbird Garden for the Midwest. Contains 15 plants, including flowering perennials, shrubs and grasses: (2) plants each of Liatris aspera, Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine', Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks', Vernonia lettermanii 'Iron Butterfly' and (1) plant each of Andropogon gerardii Windwalker, Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation', Amorpha canescens, Ceanothus americanus, ...

Attract songbirds to your yard with our native habitat Songbird Garden for the Midwest. 15 plants, including flowering perennials, shrubs and grasses.

beehive with swarm activity - if you see bees making this horseshoe pattern in front of the hive, 3 days later they will start to build queen cells. They will continue this pattern so long as there is sunlight. If you don't want the hive to swarm, you have 3 days to add supers to relieve congestion, otherwise, a swarm will emerge in approx. 3 weeks....:

beehive with swarm activity - if you see bees making this horseshoe pattern in front of the hive, 3 days later they will start to build queen cells. They will continue this pattern so long as there is sunlight. If you don't want the hive to swarm, you ha

Habitat Network, a free online citizen science platform, invites people to map their outdoor space, share it with others, and learn more about supporting wildlife and improving backyard habitat in cities and towns across the country.

An app that draws a map of your yard to be wildlife friendly YardMap

where to place wildlife habitat features

where to place wildlife habitat features

This is a great DIY for starting a container veggie garden.  Explains everything!  Metal trough used as container for vegetable garden -  cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs and more.  Foodie Gardener blog

DIY for starting a container veggie garden. Metal trough used as container for vegetable garden - cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs and more.

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