May 152014
 
Turtle Pond Pier -- AFTER.

 

Oak Tunnel Tower -- BEFORE.

Oak Tunnel Tower — BEFORE.

Oak Tunnel Tower -- AFTER.

Oak Tunnel Tower — AFTER.

Lizard Stone House -- BEFORE.

Lizard Stone House — BEFORE.

Lizard Stone House -- AFTER.

Lizard Stone House — AFTER.

Turtle Pond Pier -- BEFORE.

Turtle Pond Pier — BEFORE.

Turtle Pond Pier -- AFTER.

Turtle Pond Pier — AFTER.

See the post

Creating Perches To Welcome Pond Wildlife

for more pictures and for how these habitat installations were created.

Yesterday (the 14th) was my monthly blog post at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. This month, my blog article discusses these wildlife habitat installations at the Laguna Environmental Cental in Santa Rosa, California.

Enjoy! And please comment me under my NP & WG article if you have any comments or questions.

Tony

 

Apr 142014
 
Closing in the underground habitat — the adobe soil is molded to create a base for the compost and woodchip mulch hill.
The BEFORE.

The BEFORE.

The Plan.

The Plan.

The AFTER.

The AFTER.

 

Snake Sedge Rockpile Resort

Today (the 14th) is my monthly blog post at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens.  This month, my blog article discusses this wildlife habitat installation with high school seniors from Orchard View School in Sebastopol, California.

Enjoy!  And please comment me under my NP & WG article if you have any comments or questions.

Tony

 

Feb 142014
 
Golden Crowned Sparrow in Tulip MagnoliaTwig Pile

Twisty Toad Tunnel is a hugelkultur wildlife habitat in our Northern California garden.  I severely pruned back a lichen-covered and overgrown tulip magnolia tree and stuffed the cut-down limbs, prunings, and cutting into The Bog — a hole in our garden where we make soil by winter and grow crops by summer.  Much of the magnolia cuttings are elegantly draped with lichens, surely a beneficial source of wildlife shelter and food for animals microscopic to crawling to larger.

The beginning of this post focuses on video installations of Twisty Toad Tunnel.

The last paragraph provides you with a link to learn more about Twisty Toad Tunnels’ rich lichen contribution to out wildlife habitat hugelkultur.

Installation of Twisty Toad Tunnel


Learn more about Twisty Toad Tunnels’ rich lichens

Today (the 14th) is my monthly blog post at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens.  This month, my blog article discusses how lichens support wildlife habitat in our residential gardens.

Enjoy!  And please comment me under my NP & WG article if you have any comments or questions.

Tony