Tyler Ludens wrote:The conversations I've noticed are among people with acreage, who are homesteading, ranching, farming. They are the ones I see pushing Zone 5 away to some other place, not on their land. In many cases they are the ones most capable of rewilding many acres of land, but may have a philosophical issue with the concept.
I don't think suburbanites can be expected to have "true" Zone 5, but even the smallest yard can have a corner devoted to wildness. Creating wild patches and corridors through human settlement is vitally important to the nurturing of ecosystems and the critters that depend on them.
"New research shows that small habitats can add up to a big difference." https://www.audubon.org/magazine/july-august-2013/how-create-bird-friendly-yard
Carrie Nicole wrote:Xylitol is a poison full stop. It's extremely toxic even in tiny amounts to dogs, one piece of xylitol-sweetened gum will kill a dog. I categorize it with the other poisonous sweeteners like sucralose, nutrasweet, aspartame and whatever other fancy fake sweeteners are out there.
r ranson wrote:Their hunger gap is Christmas time so we usually start feeding them in mid-December. We have four that understand what time of year our 'flower' opens and they also understand to tap on our window if it's frozen or empty. It's spooky.
S Tonin wrote:Is there a reason you can't plant a variety of nectar-producing flowering plants? That seems the most permie solution to me
Dustin Rhodes wrote:aluminum OHV truckbed ramp
This is what my uncle liked to use to load his dirtbikes into his truckbed, light, folds down, and easy to load engine driven equipment(rolling non-drive-powered heavy equipment up that ramp would be quite a chore).