The Registry of Nature
We have designed and started this program in
2002 to promote the use of sound and prudent practices when developing or
designing a nature habitat. There are many schools of thought and not any
one is correct. We do know however, that certain ones are wrong. We
hope through this program, people can become educated as to which practices are
not good for a nature habitat and learn and use practices that have been proven
to encourage wildlife and a healthy environment.
What are the benefits to this certification?
Your site will be Admitted to The Registry
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property's admittance into the Registry.
Recognition that you have done your part to improve our
Assistance on developing your Nature Habitat.
A Backyard Habitat is the manipulation of your yard into a
landscape that provides essential resources for different kinds of wildlife,
such as birds, butterflies, small mammals and other creatures. This could entail
something as simple as planting a few host plants for butterflies or as
elaborate as creating a place that provides food, water, summer shade, winter
refuge, perches, nesting sites, and hiding places for all kinds of wildlife.
This ecologically minded gardening is especially critical in areas of excessive
development. Natural wildlife habitat is disappearing quickly. Creating a
backyard habitat is the perfect way for you, your family, and your schools to
help conserve wildlife while being able to enjoy observing it every day in your
Is there a fee to apply?
No! Your application and admittance to the registry is
free. There are never any charges to be a member. Our goal is
to improve habitat across the country. We do ask that you purchase
products from our nature store. Profits are used to support the
What are the steps?
1) Complete the
application to be Admitted to The Registry of Nature
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2) Send in pictures documenting your application.
3) Provide a site map of
4) Send pictures to The Registry
or mail to:
Registry of Nature Habitats
PO Box 321
5) Property will be admitted or rejected based on overall score of the
6) Accept terms and
conditions of the registry.
Do I have to own the property I am applying for?
No, but you need permission from the owner to apply.
Can the property be a commercial or recreational
Yes. We will accept applications from all types of
What if my property is rejected?
We use a scoring system to determine the overall state of the
habitat on a certain property. If your property is rejected, we will list
those areas that need improvement. Once these improvements have been made,
a property will be re-evaluated for admittance. You will still be a member and
receive all the benefits of a property that has been admitted. You will
not receive a property home page until your property has been admitted.
Will I have access to my property's home
No. This information will be posted in a standard
Will my address be listed?
All properties will be listed by City/State only. Your
address and/or phone number will only be listed if you choose to do
What is my discount on products sold by A Bird's
All members will receive a 10% discount in addition to
specials only offered to members.