Smell Like Dirt

In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood


After a long dry spell (pun intended), we’re back with a video about water.

Of the four elements of a wildlife habitat: Food, water, shelter and places to raise young, I think water is the most important. EVERYTHING needs water and being creative in providing water for wildlife can lead to hours of enjoyment watching the birds and other wildlife in your backyard.

If you have some creative ways you are providing water in your habitat, please let us know by sending pictures or videos.


  Linzleh wrote @

Thank you for a wonderful and informative website! I have been following the UTube videos prior to finding this…Am gardening in MO and have started composting, using rain barrels and viewing my yard more as a conservation project encouraging wildlife environment. Keep up the good work.

  smelllikedirt wrote @

Thanks for the comment! Good for your for shifting the way your view the role of your garden in the bigger picture. Dr. Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home (my favorite book) says we should start thinking of ourselves as “Land Managers” and gardening for the whole food web.

Thanks again for your comment and for your sustainable gardening practices. Help spread the word!

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