We are a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat
Earlier this year, we went through the process of becoming a National Wildlife Federation "Certified Wildlife Habitat" and now we have the sign that you see above displayed to prove we're legit. Our sign carries both the National Wildlife Federation and the Prairie Rivers Network logos because we're in Illinois and are supportive of both organizations.
The process to becoming a Certified Wildlife Habitat is a self-reporting process that covers your ability to provide food, water, cover and places to raise young. Through a combination of natural elements (trees that bear nuts) and supplemental items (bird baths, feeders), we checked all the boxes at Hornbeam Hill.
You can find the full details of our application and how we're supporting critters at Hornbeam Hill over at my blog.