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.