May is Garden for Wildlife Month!
Published May 01, 2013
Our partners at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) have designated May "Garden for Wildlife month!"
This month's warm weather is perfect for getting out there and sprucing up your home or community garden! NWF's Certified Wildlife Habitat program makes it easy to ensure that your efforts are supporting local wildlife and helping to restore habitats in commercial and residential areas.
Our Waterfront park is a certified wildlife habitat!
How to create a wildlife-friendly environment:
- Provide food - Planting native shrubs and trees is the easiest way to provide the foliage, nectar, pollen, berries, seeds and nuts that many species need to survive!
- Provide water - Animals also need clean water sources to drink and bathe! Give them a helping hand by including a rain garden or bird bath in your garden.
- Provide shelter - Local wildlife needs shelter from bad weather and predators. Shelter created by native plants and shrubs can also double as a great place for animals to raise their offspring!
- Get certified! - Show others in your community that your yard is beautifully done AND helping to support the environment!
So, ready to get gardening? Share photos of your wildlife habitat with us using #Garden4Wildlife!