Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Volunteer opportunity this weekend

Join the Izaak Walton League-Wildlife Achievement Chapter and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission on Sunday, March 20th from 9am - noon, as they remove invasive weeds from trees and plant pawpaw, elderberry and pin oak seedlings to replace the trees that didn't make through the winter.

9 a.m. to Noon, Pigtail Recreation Area, 5400 Green Bridge Road, Dayton,MD.

For directions to the site - Contact Meo Curtis by email at

Wildlife Wednesday - something to screech about

If you have followed this blog for very long, you know that one of the main reasons that my husband and I are "green" gardeners is because we like to share our landscape with the local wildlife.

We were rewarded for our efforts this weekend when we looked up and saw this beautiful little screech owl sitting in the opening of the large nest box we had built.

We built the nest box a few years ago when we saw a pair of barred owls hanging around. Although we have never seen the barred owls use the box, all sorts of other birds and critters visit or live in the box, from time to time.

This little screech owl is definitely the cutest!

For more information about gardening for wildlife, visit this post:
10 Tips for a Wildlife Friendly Garden or use the "Search this site box" to search for widlife, hummingbirds, birds, butterflies, etc.

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