On Tuesday our yard became a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. One of our guests told me about the program and said that we certainly qualified. To be certified, you have to provide food, water, shelter and a place to raise young. For some of them, you need to have two sources. For instance, we stock bird feeders, hummingbird feeders, suet in the winter and thistle feeders, and this year I grew sunflowers and now have sunflower seed heads on the wall. We have three fountains and several birdbaths, big trees, shrubs, and dense vines on the walls. We’re in!
Now I look forward to receiving our official sign and posting it in the yard.