About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat

National Wildlife FederationImage via Wikipedia
Get Started Now: Certify Your Habitat!
Join the thousands of wildlife enthusiasts across the country who have been recognized for creating havens for neighborhood wildlife in their very own yards. These individuals have provided the essential elements for healthy and sustainable wildlife habitats and have earned the distinction of being part of National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program.

When you certify with your application fee of $20, you’ll receive all these great benefits.
  • A personalized certificate that recognizes your NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat™.
  • A free NWF membership which includes a full year’s subscription to the award-winning National Wildlife® magazine.
  • A free subscription to the quarterly e-newsletter, Habitats, full of insightful tips and information on gardening and attracting wildlife year after year.
  • Your name listed in NWF’s National registry of certified habitats…to recognize all you’ve done for wildlife.
  • And, once you complete your application, you’ll be eligible to purchase the “wildly” popular Certified Wildlife Habitat™ yard sign that shows your commitment to conserving wildlife.
All you need to do is provide elements from each of the following areas:
  • Food Sources: Native plants, seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, nectar
  • Water Sources: Birdbath, pond, water garden, stream
  • Places for Cover: Thicket, rockpile, birdhouse
  • Places to Raise Young: Dense shrubs, vegetation, nesting box, pond
  • Sustainable Gardening: Mulch, compost, rain garden, chemical-free fertilizer
Click HERE for more information. You can also get certification as a gift for someone else.
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