How Wild Is Your Garden?

We started the process of certifying our five BANG gardens as wildlife habitats through the National Wildlife Federation this past summer.

 

Welcome Bee!

Welcome Bee!

Yes, bees count as wildlife!

The process is doable and I recommend all urban gardens consider certifying too.

Find out about the process on the NWF site at:

http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Create-a-Habitat.aspx

 

Snail observation

Snail observation

 

Urban gardens offer havens not only for human animals, but animal animals: birds, snails, bees, butterflies, spiders, and sorry, but true, rats.

Bird feast: termites

Bird feast: termites

There’s lots to eat, places to raise your family, and hide from predators.  Our Bear’s garden on heavily trafficked Flatbush Avenue offers a green alternative to the city animals in our midst.

Hidden gem

Hidden gem

We love that we are an oasis in such an urban neighborhood.

 

 

 

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