Garden for Wildlife Month
“Be it an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, any space can accommodate a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat in commercial and residential areas. By providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young you not only help wildlife, but also qualify your garden to become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat. During May, the National Wildlife Federation sponsors this month to inspire and assist anyone who is passionate about wildlife to make a difference right in their own backyard.” (Chase’s Calendar of Events 2015)
This website has inspired me and my kids to participate in the “Garden for Wildlife” initiative. We are going to visit our local plant nursery or garden center and choose some plants that will attract wildlife. We only have a small space of dirt to work with, so I’m going to add potted plants and trees to enhance our patio area. My kids also help with their school gardens. They plant flowering plants, seeds, vegetables, and more. It’s wonderful for them to learn how to create a garden and help wildlife at the same time. Plus gardens make surroundings beautiful.
Get Outside: Butterfly Garden National Geographic Kids
Green Scene: Create a Hummingbird Garden! National Geographic Kids
How are your students learning about gardening this month? Share with us in the comments below.
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