The backyard into the woods... Are you afraid?


Are you becoming afraid of your backyard? Have you noticed that if there are woods involved in a movie, there is usually some terror lurking?  It's kind of like what happened after we  saw the movie "Jaws."  It  has screwed up our relation to the ocean. It's now something that we fear more than enjoy.

This wood business makes some humans afraid of their own backyard. Any natural darkness should be obliterated at once with 100 watts bulbs!  Our backyards sometimes resemble a parking lot more than a place where birds and critters can rest.  Lets face it, most of us just have a feeble tree that barely has leaves so it won't shed, and grass that has been cut to one inch of its life.

But we can help nature along.  Birds and butterflies travel for miles. They are constantly seeking shelter, food and water.  If your backyard has just one anemic tree with no shrubs for them to shelter, you are not doing enough.

Hey, even if you only have a windowsill; you can still grow a butterfly garden.  I promise that you will enjoy it and the animal kingdom will bless you!

                                                                       GaIa,  the Universal Mother Earth


Everyday Ways to Help Birds
The Nature Conservancy's Migratory Bird Program works to protect critical habitat that birds need for nesting, raising their young, spending their winters and resting during migration. Everyone can help to assist in smart bird conservation. 

  • Put up a bird house (with proper ventilation) in your yard. As more and more habitat disappears every year, birds have fewer places to nest each spring.
  • Plant native fruit and berry-bearing bushes and trees on your property. Also, maintain ground vegetation and shrubs adjacent to water.
  • At night, turn off the lights or close the blinds of your high-rise offices or apartment buildings, and spread the word to your co-workers. Thousands of migratory songbirds, which are attracted by lights, are killed each year by colliding with lighted buildings at night.
The Abelia Canyon Creek has been the most favored bush by butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

Meaning of Gaia:
Gaia is the Greek goddess, which personifies the Earth itself. The word Gaia is a compound of two elements: Ge =  the Earth and Aia =  Grandmother, often Gaia  is referred to as the Mother of Earth. In modern times the name has been connected to environmental theories.


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