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Learn about National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Habitat program, information maintained by volunteers who believe in the benefits nature adds to our lives.

bulletInvite nature of all kinds to share your yard
bulletReduce chemical and rainfall runoff - help improve water quality
bulletHelp the environment
bulletSave on energy costs
bulletDo your part to counter effects of Urban prawl
bulletAdd science & entertainment value for children & family members of all ages
bulletMake a homes for butterflies, songbirds & more

Request the free monthly Nature Scoop email to stay current on "what to do in your garden," nature events and more.

Certify your own yard as a habitat, apply online: Certify My Yard

The application is easy & quick to complete. Be sure to order a Certified Habitat sign - it really makes a difference! Let neighbors and others know why you have features in your yard.

Many materials on this site are targeted specifically for Central Ohio, though they can apply to areas with similar climate & soil conditions. Where native plant species are  mentioned, they are often adapted  to local Ohio conditions, including:
bulletClay soil with rock, left by the last glacier
bulletVaried amounts of moisture in a  given year, including drought  conditions or excessive  rain

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