When You Provide Water, They Will Come – Certified Wildlife Habitat 139,583

I find Bonnie’s ideas Excellent! Very little expenditure, just a little labour, and We are Helping in Ecology, and Enjoying Beauty right in Our yard! And he even has an answer to the Mosquito menace!

Let’s all try this! Kudos, Bonnie! šŸ™‚

The Iris and the Lily

When you provide ā€¦ they will come

Green frog 2014

One of the 4 key components of a Backyard Wildlife Habitat is water with the other 3 being food, cover and places to raise young. Providing water can be as simple as placing a bird bath in the gardenĀ  or as complicated as installing a pond.

Reflection of the sumac stand

Ā I have provided a bird bath, installed a small, molded pondĀ  as well as creating downspout watering holes.

Pond in lower gardens This pond in the lower garden was created using a plastic molded form purchased at a yard sale for two dollars.

Green Frog Galvanized tubs are placed under downspouts to catch the rain. Animals now use them as a summer home. The tubs are surrounded by river rock which allows the water to flow into the gardens without washing the soil away.

Ā  At every water source animals who share this space comeĀ  to drink, sun themselves and play.

Three Green frogs sunning themselves on a log in the pond Threeā€¦

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