Spring 2007
Vol. 15 No. 1
"He who plants a tree plants a hope" - Lucy Larcom

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

Homes for Wood Ducks - Nature Area

Welcome Spring 2007

Volunteers Needed

Member Opportunities

Is a Toad a Frog?

2006 An exciting year!

How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard

2006 Conservationist

Welcome, New Board Members

Nature Deficit Disorder

Landscape for Learning

Three Generations of Volunteers

Upcoming Events...

April 1 4
Tree Planting
Contact Fred Pepper 692-0517 to help plant trees on GINLC proerties.

April 22
Earth Day
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Centennial Farm

Nature Area Open
Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Thursday 6PM - 8PM
(Weather Permitting)

Wish List
Computer Printer
Electronic Projector
Display Boards
Benches for Nature Area
Shade Canopy for Nature Area

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How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard
Information provided by the National Wildlife Federation

You can nurture wildlife in your own backyard while making it even more beautiful by attracting colorful butterflies and sweet-singing songbirds. Simply follow these four easy tips and grow wild!

  1. Grow native plants that offer food for wildlife such as pollen, nectar and acorns.

  2. Provide water for wildlife with a birdbath or shallow dish.

  3. Create protective cover for wildlife by placing rock piles in your yard, planting dense shrubs or building brush piles.

  4. Make safe areas for nesting wildlife by attaching birdhouses to metal poles and monitoring their use.