|Cardinal in front yard azalea in winter.|
|Bluebird eggs in side yard nesting box.|
In my case, I read up on the Program, then filled out the application (choose the one for your area at the bottom of the Audubon at Home page). Checking off the species and features in my yard that the Program looks for, I was able to meet the requirements immediately.
|Frog on edge of back yard fountain.|
Within a few days I received an official letter congratulating me for meeting the requirements for the Audubon at Home Program. Woo hoo! I was so thrilled, enough to mail in a check for $35 for the official yard sign.
Several of my neighbors have shown an interest in doing what I did. How cool would it be to have our whole street designated?!
A couple of days after I put up my sign, I was awakened by my favorite song bird, the wood thrush, singing his heart out at the top of the trees on the edge of my property. I'm fairly sure he was thanking me for doing my bit to protect his 'hood.