Monthly Archives: January 2012

Help me answer this question.

So, yesterday you clicked on “save and continue” once you entered the name you want to have on your certificate and the address to which you want that certificate mailed.  Now for the grand finale! The National Wildlife Federation charges … Continue reading

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Now for the (not so) hard part.

Okay!  Part 2 of how to have your yard certified as a wildlife habitat.  It’s both difficult and amazingly easy depending on which choices you make. The second part consists of writing a free-form essay about your backyard wildlife habitat, … Continue reading

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I’m finally doing it!

In my recent post about Squirrel Appreciation Day, I confessed that one of the day’s celebration ideas was something I intended to act on…the idea to submit an application for my yard to be a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Today I’m … Continue reading

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Could Al Gore be right about hummingbirds?

Don’t worry!  I’m not going to get political here.  I just wanted to get your attention.  Do I have your attention now?  If so, read on. I just received an email message from my favorite Ruby-throated Hummingbird educator and naturalist, … Continue reading

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Squirrel Appreciation Day?

Yep, you guessed it.  I was listening to news radio again this morning.  I always know all’s right with the world when this kind of story makes the news.  And the news is that today is Squirrel Appreciation Day.  Yes, … Continue reading

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South of the border wild bird feed cuisine.

Watching wild birds feeding outside my windows these last several years has proven to be both continuous education and continuous challenge.  It’s amazing how things change and how many new learning opportunities pop up.  Today I read about a squirrel’s … Continue reading

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“Nature Calls:

Answer and Volunteer!”  That’s this year’s clever volunteer program theme at the forest preserve district where I am going into my fourth year as a Bluebird Monitor with Natural Resources Management.  Today, I added another role to my district volunteer … Continue reading

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