How cool is this? I got my official certification for my yard to be a Wildlife Habitat from the National Wildlife Federation. I found out about this citywide project from Pam/Digging, and am thrilled to participate. And that’s my gnarly hand with the power tool, too!
I have a pond in my yard for water for wildlife, plus native trees and shrubs for protection and nesting. I use compost, and try to avoid chemicals unless I’m just really out of ideas and patience. I’m a big animal lover, and this thrills me to have this.
I love supporting the city goals when they coincide with my own vision. I’m having a hard time agreeing with turning Shady Grove and Pecan Grove on Barton Springs Road from a paradise of century old Pecan and Oak trees into yet more condos. The city council broke my heart on that one. I had a friend who lived in Pecan Grove for almost a decade and she absolutely loved it. It was peaceful, quiet, and filled with wildlife all while being in the midst of the city. Now it’s all gone.
So I’ll do my small part to Keep Things Green in my yard, along with all of ya’ll. And vote. And Hope.