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OMG!!! I caught my cute friend leafcutter bee in the act!!!! There are sliced cuts all over my vine maple and I love it! #megachilidae #osmia #leafcutterbee #masonbee #masonbees #vinemaple #beneficialinsects #bees #work #certifiedbackyardhabitat #columbialandtrust #backyardhabitat

After/Before : Backyard Part Two 🌿 And for my last DIY garden post, here is our upper garden. The last two pictures show what the area looked like when we bought our home. We changed the yard a little at a time and have enjoyed the space in whatever state it has been. Things are mostly done though now I dream of what to do with that area once Adelaide is done with the trampoline in a few years. πŸ˜‰ To see before/after of more of the backyard and the front yard checkout previous posts. Thanks for looking - it was fun for me to see the old pictures of the yard and the work paying off. Back to painting! 🌿

Four babies total πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Go back and see previous posts where I accidentally uncovered this nest while weeding/cutting stuff back down near our creek. I'm so pleased they've remained safe. #rufoussidedtowhee #nest #babies #inourgarsen #goodmomma #love #certifiedbackyardhabitat

After/Before front yard 🌿 Found some photos of our 1925 home when we bought it (last photo). So happy to see the transformation. Gardening has become a hobby that I now can’t imagine being without. A slow growing sculpture. I’ll post photos of the backyard in the next week or two. 🌿 #certifiedbackyardhabitat #hardyplantsocietyoregon #portlandgardens

Certified Backyard Habitat. We transformed our yard into a NW natural habitat thru this Audobon Society program, planting over 25 new native plants. We see birds, bees, and little critters like squirrels daily. We are happy to share this experience with our Airbnb guests and others. #liltraveldepot #audobonsociety #birdsbeescritters #airbnb #certifiedbackyardhabitat #nwnativeplants #oregongrape #hostagram #silvercertification

We stayed in a tiny house in Portland, complete with a certified backyard habitat. I'm not too fond of the tiny house concept - I like my space - but this was perfect for a long weekend getaway! Any tiny house lovers out there?β € .β € Naturally, Kym loved the garden. We enjoyed some locally made wine on the patio one evening, and it was perfection! - S

I’m surprised this golden crowned sparrow is still hanging around the yard, although he is notably chubbier than before, which means he’s almost ready for his migration northward #goldencrownedsparrow #sparrow #backyardhabitat #certifiedbackyardhabitat #fearlessnature #birdsofinstagram #backyardbirds #backyardbirding #birdwatching #fujixt1

1/4 Swipe. Operation Certified Wildlife Habitat has begun at my condo in the city. I started this project and research late last year and was nominated to spearhead it after presenting my ideas to the board along with a nice visual collection of our backyard birds. I’ve done a lot of research on native plants, costs, invasive species removal, etc. After a few project stalls today was the first step in the process which was the removal of invasive and non native English Ivy. Our 4 landscapers went to town, pulling it up and rolling it like a carpet. Next step is hitting the Ivy roots with strong horticulture grade vinegar to kill any new sprouts. This is a longer process than using Round-up but less toxic for the yard and our city backyard wildlife, which is really important to me. In about 3-4 weeks I can start planting some native plants for the pollinators and work towards becoming a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Excited to have a new garden canvas to play withπŸŒ»πŸŒΏπŸ€—βœ¨

We finally saw some #winter #Weather here in #ColoradoSprings and the #birds came out to the feeders for #lunch . This #Junco is usually a ground feeder but came up to the #deck for a #treat to avoid some of the #snow πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈ #Colorado #NWF #RockyMountainFishing #CertifiedBackyardHabitat

Newest addition to naturescaping our yard: the cutest little (8 feet tall) Ponderosa Pine #naturescaping #backyardhabitat #certifiedbackyardhabitat #fearlessnature #ponderosapine #pnwnatives #plantnatives