Where Our Wild Things Are (WOWTA) Wildlife Habitat Tour this Saturday

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Diggin’ Shoreline presents:  
Where Our Wild Things Are (WOWTA) Wildlife Habitat Tour 
Saturday, July 12th, 10am to 3pm

By Dr. Afia Menke
Wildlife - essential to human survival – requires habitat.  We all can create bird and animal friendly environments:  places without poison (pesticides, herbicides and fungicides), places with flowers offering hummingbirds nutritious nectar (more nutrition than sugar water) and the plants they recognize.  

Shoreline’s own habitat tour, Where Our Wild Things Are (WOWTA), shows how easy it is to have wildlife habitat right in your backyard. Tour goers see they can easily plant flowers that the bees and the butterflies eat, or the importance of leaving snags (old dead tree stumps) as homes for the woodpeckers and the other indigenous songbirds.

WOWTA was created six years ago with leadership from habitat steward Boni Biery and eight others of us who became certified habitat stewards. A local tour was envisioned to help spread the word about wildlife habitats and city-wide certification. Three previous WOWTA tours have been held with support from the City of Shoreline, Sustainable Shoreline, Whidbey Island Bank, and local citizens.  

WOWTA is now part of Diggin’ Shoreline, our local community gardening, planning and educational non-profit organization. Our joining together with common values will help create local organic gardens, diverse, native, plant and animal loving places.

The WOWTA 2014 Tour features five properties with Wildlife Habitat Certification and water features, aligning with Diggin’ Shoreline’s current emphasis on water - key to the success of any garden or habitat.  

Please join us for the WOWTA 2014 Tour on Saturday, July 12th from10 to 3. 

The tour begins in the Calvin Presbyterian Church parking lot, 18826 3rd Ave NW, Shoreline 98177

  • We all can learn more about the importance of wildlife for our health and survival.
  • We all can help heal the Earth in our own small way.
  • You can learn to make your yard a beautiful place for Songbirds, Honey, Mason and Bumblebees, Hummingbirds and Butterflies. 

Suggested donation of $5 per adult.


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