Wildlife Wednesday. It’s coming your way.
On the first Wednesday of each month, beginning on July 2, 2014, please join in sharing your blog posts about wildlife visitors in your gardens.
When I told my son that I was starting a meme on my blog to promote posts about wildlife gardening, he was very happy that I had joined 2008. He asked if I knew what a meme was. “Yes,” I said, smugly, “I looked it up on Wikipedia!” He rolled his eyes.
I’m not much of a photographer. Oh sure, I take the occasional good photograph–clear, well-framed, decent color. In short, all the things you want in a presentable photograph. And, that’s about it. Presentable. I don’t blog to show off photographic prowess, because I possess little of that. (I’m not entirely sure why I’m blogging, but that’s fodder for another post.) I admire those bloggers who are terrific photographers and take the time to identify their subjects and teach the rest of us a thing or two.
I think that’s why gardeners blog. Gardeners love sharing what they’ve experienced in their gardens and learning from others’ mistakes or successes. Blogging promotes development of large, overlapping and active garden interests. Each blogger is a unique voice in garden blogging. Maybe we love wildflowers and native plants or enjoy garden design. Perhaps we’re interested in sustainable/ecologically appropriate gardening methods or we wish to share our triumphs and/or failures with vegetable/fruit production. Whatever motivates our gardening and blogging interests, our alliance with wildlife is an intrinsic part of the gardening process.
So let’s join together every first Wednesday of the month, starting next Wednesday, July 2 and post about wildlife in our gardens. Whether silly or serious,
(especially when they’re stealing tomatoes), write and photograph about the who’s and what’s in your garden.
On Wildlife Wednesday I’ll ask that you leave a comment on my post with a link to yours so readers can enjoy a variety of posts about wild critters in gardens.
Next Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Wildlife Wednesday!!
For more information about wildlife gardening, visit the Garden for Wildlife link of the National Wildlife Federation.