Woodland Shade Gardening

Woodland shade gardening with a purpose – pleasure, creativity, rainwater collection!

Certified!

My property is now a Certified Wildlife Habitat!  I went online to see what quidelines are required and realized I met almost all of them.  I don’t leave dead trees standing, but wondered if the dry-rotting limbs hanging up in my trees are similar to that.  And I don’t provide supplemental seed for the birds – but do have 4 neighbors very, very close to me who do that.  So I think my berry and seed producing plants will be enough.  Actually, we have seen little decrease in bird activity since ceasing to provide purchased seed 2 years ago.  It was one of the first budget cuts in preparation for me to retire.  The creek behind me is the north end of a wetland area, so that was a bonus point.  I am so excited.  I didn’t order the plaque, but may do that later.  It was an extra $30, and I think it will be enough just to know I am doing the right thing for my wildlife at this time.  Well, I did drown a boatload of ants in my mailbox a few minutes ago, with white vinegar.  They were carrying eggs around – IN MY MAILBOX!  But I just usually let the ants do their own thing and am surprised to see most ant hills disappear on their own.  If not, I sprinkle them with ground cornmeal and that seems to work.

 

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