Re: [gardeners] Backyard habitats

Gaye Stanton (
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 08:04:31 -0500

Hi Rosemary,
If you go the the National Wildlife Federation website at
they have a section on backyard habitats.  You can print out an
application, enclose a sketch of your yard & for a small fee ($15) they
will register you. Shelter, food & water must be provided.  By
registering your yard you make a commitment to educate, inspire & assist
others in protecting wildlife & the environment.

Habitat #22650
E TN z6

Rosemary Carlson wrote:
> Gaye and others: How does one go about getting one's yard listed as a bird
> habitat?
> 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.
> >
> >Gaye
> >E TN z6
> >
> >