Thought I would start a thread as a catchment for ideas and thoughts on encouraging and promoting nature in our backyards*. When I say backyard I mean it in a broad sense realizing that not everyone has a private backyard and more in the sense of the area close to where one lives.
Within this broad catchment of ideas I am hoping ideas are shared that might include but are not limited to stewardship, naturescaping, educating, learning, mentoring, leading, introducing, removing, patronage, and best practices.
Welcome are any tips, trick, shortcut, skill, modification, or novelty method that remedies shortcomings of, aids in, or increases all things to do with fostering nature in your/our [area]. MacGyver, Duct Tape, mnemonics, and etc. approaches are welcome. Including things that are literally in your backyard.
I am also keen on views across the globe and how things are done, there, in someone else’s [area]. Google Translate works for me if it is another language.
- [Realizing now (3 days later) that “backyard” might remain confusing, I am substituting in the word “area” instead, not to exclude “backyard” , but to be more inclusive. I am also very much aware that some live apartments, suites, condos, etc. with no access to changeable personal outside space - therefore area seems to be a better fit.]