The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count

February is National Bird Feeding Month, and from the 12th to the 15th, you can take part in The Great backyard bird count. This is fun way to help gather data about our feathered friends and the health of their populations. You’ll find plenty of information by visiting the websites of The National Bird-Feeding Society, and The Great Backyard Bird Count, to help you get started.

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Creating wildlife habitat in your garden is not only fun, but essential in helping to combat the shrinking populations of birds and insects in our world. Why should we care about bird and insect populations, you ask? Well, we’ll answer that complex question in future posts, but for now, suffice to say that we are all connected in the great web of life, and keeping a healthy and diverse ecosystem benefits each and every one of us.

And if the winter doldrums have still got you down, there is something you can do about it, embrace winter and all it has to offer. For starters, stop by for a visit to the Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog, where Naomi Sachs, a fellow Landscape designer and Twitter friend is in the middle of a wonderful series on connecting with nature in winter. Follow her suggestions, and you might find yourself enjoying the shortest month of the year.

Until next time, here’s hoping you connect with your surroundings!


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