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My name is Rick Blythe and I own this website. I write most, but not all of the content here. I try to use my own photos when possible as well.

The purpose of the site is to share interesting facts about nature we can all find in our own backyards. The backyard is a perfect place to find nature. With just one look, you can learn something new and interesting about the natural world! If we just take a moment to look, there is much to be seen in our gardens.

Transform your backyard into a mini-nature reserve

Learn how to bring the beauty and serenity of nature into your own backyard with our tips and ideas for creating a backyard oasis. From gardening to creating a mini-nature reserve, there are many ways to enjoy and nurture nature in your own backyard.

There are many different types of nature that you can enjoy in your backyard, depending on where you live and the plants and animals that are native to your area. Some common types of nature that people might enjoy in their backyard include:

  • Birds and other types of wildlife, such as squirrels, rabbits, and insects
  • Trees, shrubs, and other types of plants, including flowers, vegetables, and fruits
  • Water features, such as a pond or a small stream
  • Natural landscapes, such as hills, valleys, and forests
  • Rock formations or other natural features, such as caves or cliffs

In addition to observing and enjoying these natural elements in your backyard, you can also take steps to create a more inviting and supportive environment for wildlife. This can include planting native plants that provide food and shelter for birds and other animals, installing bird feeders and birdhouses, and creating a water source, such as a small pond or a birdbath. By creating a backyard habitat, you can help support the local ecosystem and enjoy even more of the beauty and diversity of nature.

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If you take a moment, there’s much that awaits your discovery- from what plants are best for improving soil quality and fertility levels (and why); how different animals benefit one another through cooperation or competition depending on their individual needs; even which types of insects may be bothersome.


We can also learn a great deal about how to improve the health of our parcel of the outdoors. I hope you find something of interest during your visit.

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