If you love the topics surrounding this podcast series, you’ll love this conversation and the one from last week with National Wildlife Federation’s David Mizejewski. He’s the host and co-producer of Animal Planet’s Backyard Habitat and he is everywhere in the media. Today, he’s ours for part two of our conversation around his work with the National Wildlife Federation. In this podcast, David tells us how to create a Certifed Wildlife Habitat at home. It’s one of the hallmarks of the NWF, it’s easy to do and a great project for the whole family.
In this episode, it’s all about how to create a Certified Wildlife Habitat. It’s a hallmark of the National Wildlife Federation. In the past, the term included the word “backyard” but considering you can create a wildlife habitat just about anywhere, it made sense to drop “backyard” from the term. So no matter where you live or work, with a few basic requirements, you can create an environment that will attract and keep wildlife of all kinds. Check out the simple how-to steps from NWF’s website.
David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation and holds a degree in political science with a co-major in human and natural ecology from Emory University. You know his face and voice as the guy who teaches the American public how to help wildlife and connect with nature in their own neighborhoods and beyond. He is host and co-producer of Backyard Habitat on Animal Planet, a television series that shows people how to transform their yards and gardens into thriving habitats for birds and other local wildlife.
In addition, his demand in the media is plentiful. He has made numerous appearances on gardening and daily talk shows, including NBC’s Weekend Today Show and iVillage Live, HGTV’s Gardening by the Yard, and The Martha Stewart Show. He has been interviewed and profiled by Entertainment Weekly, Out, Sunset, Organic Gardening and National Wildlife magazines as well as USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, and countless local newspapers. David is a regular speaker at conservation, wildlife and gardening conferences and events, both nationally and locally.
For more on creating a wildlife habitat in your own yard, check out David’s book; Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife.
Episode 034 is the second of a two-part conversation with David. In the last podcast, David talks about global warming, his first hand experience with the gulf oil spill and other resources of the NWF.
This podcast episode was made possible thanks to the support of the Mulch & Soil Council. If you want to know that the bagged mulch or soil that you’re buying is free of unacceptable contaminants, such as arsenic from pressure treated wood, make sure that it has the certification seal on the bag. Learn more at their website; mulchandsoilcouncil.org.
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Joe Lamp'l says
Hi Arlen. Happy to help. All our episodes are available on our website. Here’s the link to the Backyard Chicken episode. Enjoy.
arlen mortenson says
I was talking to my friend the other day and her daughter has a school project through 4-H club and its growing chickens. Yes, “And its OK in our little city with all its by-laws and such as long as you buy them when there chicks , laying hens only. Growing greener had a program on how to raise Laying Hens from chicks to hens for laying an be-on. The person would have to build there own chicken coop from scratch etc. “I seen the program some time back and I didn’t think of writing down the program number. “So if you would seen me the program number I would grateful” Thank you – Arlen mortenson