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Gardening with wildlife in mind…

BringNatureHome_Tallamy_book_325hHere are some gardening resources you might wish to explore during these winter days.  These were suggested by the Naturescapers, in their latest Winter 2015 newsletter.  They maintain the “Wildlife Botanical Gardens” in Brush Prairie, WA.

1)  “Bringing Nature Home” by Douglas W. Tallamy.  Guide on how to make your yard and garden, no matter how big or small, be wildlife friendly.  Book jacket image from:

2)  “Gardening In Washington State” web site by Washington State University offers gardening advice specific to the Pacific Northwest area:

3)  Craig and Joy Johnson DVDs, blogs and books; the authors live on Whidbey Island (Puget Sound area of Northwest WA state, USA) alongside a host of wildlife they share with others via pictures, stories and sound.   Their DVD “Birds, Backyard Habitat and Beyond” was given away at one of the club’s meetings this fall to a thrilled member.

The Naturescapers maintain the Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie, WA as a set of distinct gardens that demonstrate how to co-exist with wildlife.  The gardens are open 365 days a year, dawn to dusk.  They also offer classes on a variety of garden-related topics throughout the year. For more information, check out their website at:

or their facebook page at:  Naturescaping of SW Washington



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