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Event: Habitat Project
Date of Sighting: 05/07/2014 Latitude: 43.7233 Longitude: -84.4289
Town: Sanford State/Province: MI Country:
Our habitat consists of forest, pastures, wetlands, 2 branches of a creek--(a North and South branch) high spots, low spots, ditches, and thickets. We have protected the habitat for more than 20 years--deer hunting is NOT allowed: so deer casually roam the property and lawns. Plantings are 'deer resistant' Pesticides and herbicides are not used; there is a huge frog population that fills the forest with a magnificent chorus during the spring and summer. Young squirrels are re-homed here, via a licensed, wildlife, rehab, specialist when they are ready to be released. Turkeys stroll single file through lawns and pastures and work as our "bug patrol." Hummingbirds nest here, and have an extensive habitat devoted to providing natural nectar from May to the end of September, in addition to their numerous "Humm Zinger" nectar feeders. Plantings have also been devoted to an extensive Bumblebee population, and milkweed is welcomed and encouraged for the monarchs. The forest nutures a large wild bird population--titmice, chick-a-dees, cardinals, red breasted grose beaks, crows, robbins, sand hill cranes, occasional ducks and geese, hawks and owls live here. Coyotes howl at night; and a bear may wander through now and then. The habitat is certified, and contains numerous oak, evergreens, beech, maple, wild cherry, ferns, lady slippers, alfalfa, wildflowers, and clover.
 
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