I wanted to share a neat little tidbit for people who take pride in the fact that their yards are a wildlife refuge. The National Wildlife Foundation can certify your home, school or community garden if it has the folllowing characteristics:
- Food for wildlife
- Clean water
- Protection from predators and weather
- Places to raise young
The area should also conserve water, have control over the nonnative species, and not use pesticides or chemical fertilizers. If this sounds like something you strive for, you can find more information at nwf.org.
This would be a great idea for schools and their science programs too!