[gardeners] Backyard habitats

Rosemary Carlson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 22:57:33 -0500

Gaye and others: How does one go about getting one's yard listed as a bird

Rosemary in the mountains (cold) of Eastern KY
zone 6a

At 10:20 AM 2/24/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>I am delurking to ask a question & hope someone has the answer.  Its
>time to start my first seeds of the season, under lights in the
>basement.  I moved a sad looking weeping fig down to the basement about
>a month ago.  I noticed that the soil had a hole dug in it, I filled it
>up & the hole would be back the next time I was in the basement.  I left
>it & now something is chewing on a large root in the pot.  Do rats or
>mice chew roots?  My basement is only partially dug out & half is still
>dirt.  I take my dog w/me to chase off whatever is there.  I don't mind
>bugs, love spiders as long as they keep their distance but I'm sorry
>rats & mice scare the s--t out of me.  It is time to get the D-Con out
>or is it something else.  
>I enjoy your conversations even though I don't contribute. I'm sure
>everyone is looking forward to spring like I am.  There is snow on the
>ground this am so I just enjoy filling my birdbath & filling all my
>feeders.  I just recently had my yard registered as a backyard habitat &
>it is such a joy on a cold winter morn to have so much activity in my
>yard.  I have resisted cleaning up the backyard in the fall for the last
>2 years & the bird activity has dramatically increased.  It makes spring
>a little busier but what the heck.  
>TIA & can't wait to start those seeds (flowers) but would love to know
>what varmit is going to be down there w/me.
>E TN z6