First I would like to say- hello again- I feel like it’s been forever since I last wrote.  I have been busy with visitors and the blog has taken a backseat.   It feels good to be back.

My friend emailed this link to me and I just wanted to share it with everyone.  You can have your backyard certified as a wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation.  It’s pretty cool and very easy.  There are certain criteria that you must meet in order to qualify.  So for those of you who don’t quite meet the qualifications, as a family you can turn your backyard into a wildlife habitat.   It would be a fun thing to do as a family and it would help teach your children the importance of creating these habitats.  Spring is officially here so it’s the perfect time to get outside and start getting those hands in the dirt.  Or if you are not as lucky as some of us to live in a temperate area (such as the bay area) you can start your planning indoors by getting books and magazines together and figuring out what you are going to do to create your habitat.

Once you’ve completed your habitat it will provide you with so much pleasure – it’s so great to look out in your garden and see hummingbirds drinking from the flowers,  walking by a bush of lavender and have it humming from the buzz of all the bees  intoxicated from the nectar, birds outside your window singing or frolicking in the water, the multitude of fragrance around every corner- it’s pure joy.

So go – get dirty – breathe in that musty earthen smell and have fun!

I would love to hear how you created your habitats.

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.  Frank Lloyd Wright