Since moving here 3 years ago we have decide to leave our shoreline as wild and natural as possible for the birds, bee’s butterflies and natural species to thrive. This year we have noticed a huge increase in wildlife include new species of birds such as bald eagles, cedar waxwings and a plethora of other butterflies and bees. A few simple things we have done are;
- Allowing the native plants and trees to flourish , not cutting them down or weeding
- Once the wild flowers have gone to seed we spread them along the shoreline to allow for more growth the following year
- Planted our perennial berry bushes along the shoreline which also attracts new wildlife
Our newest addition to the family, Delores an Isa brown hen whom we adopted from our family. She was a bit of a trouble maker, cracking all of the other hen’s eggs so we took her in. Just this past week she gave us our first eggs and she seems to be warming up to us since building her new digs. We’re hoping to introduce a few new friends to Delores in the coming months, however this is all new to us so any chicken raising advice is always welcome.
A few photos from our hike around Malcomson Eco-Park. One of the unique aspects of this park is it’s many upcycled bird houses found in it’s tress as you walk around the park.