If you want to take on a fun project, why not make your yard a Backyard Wildlife Habitat, or nominate the yard of a neighbor, friend, or your school. The National Wildlife Federation celebrates and certifies backyards, schoolyards, and other green spaces which provide the necessities birds and other wildlife need. It’s a bit like following a recipe, starting with the basic ingredients of food, water, cover, and places to raise young, and then adding sustainable practices. You’ll receive a Certified Wildlife Habitat sign to post on the property, and a great feeling about having provided a safe haven for birds. Go to https://www.nwf.org and see how you can “officially” create more habitat for birds!