Monday, April 25, 2016

Mammal Monday -- Ranger Rick!

It's Mammal Monday and we're celebrating Ranger Rick, the raccoon mascot of the National Wildlife Federation!  Vienna VA is working to become the next Wildlife-Friendly Certified Community, which means that we'll have businesses, schools, churches, and homes throughout our town who have committed to making their property "wildlife friendly".

What does "wildlife-friendly" mean?  It means that your property has food, water, cover, and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It's that simple!  And "wildlife-friendly" doesn't necessarily mean "big".  Even a balcony garden can provide the four requirements for butterfly species -- plant milkweed (a larval plant, or a place to raise young) and native flowers (food and cover for butterflies) in flower pots, and put out some water, and you've got a habitat for monarchs!

Join the Town of Vienna and get your home or town certified Wildlife Friendly!  It makes Ranger Rick want to dance for joy!

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