Boardman, Ohio

Patrice & Jeff Harvey

Patrice & Jeff Harvey

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Boardman, Ohio

90 Boardman-Canfield Road,
(Route 224)
Boardman, OH 44512

Phone: (330) 629-2473
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Making a Difference One Backyard at a Time

Here's a list of actions you can take to protect the environment at your home.

  1. Plant native flowers, bushes and trees.  Native dogwoods such as Flowering Dogwood, for example, provide food for 37 species of birds.  (By contrast Oriental Dogwood produces large spiky berries that aren't eaten by any birds.)

  2. Compost your kitchen and yard waste.  You can easily turn your garbage into a rich natural fertilizer for your garden.

  3. Reduce your green lawn area.  You'll save water, fertilizer, gasoline and time -- you'll also save money.  Plant a wildflower garden instead.

  4. Use canvas bags when shopping (whether at the grocery store or our store!)  Save petroleum by not producing a plastic bag and save the energy necessary to recycle the plastic of a used bag.

  5. Recycle your household cans, glass, #1 and #2 plastics, newspapers and cardboard. (And if you take your recyclables to a drop-off site, The Green Team containers will accept plastics #1 thru #5!) Save space for wildlife by reducing the load on landfills.

  6. Build a brush pile in the corner of your yard.  Birds and other wildlife will use the brush pile for cover from predators.

  7. Build a dry stream bed.  A dry stream bed can be used to channel water away from structures, thus reducing flood damage.  Also, many critters will take advantage of a dry streambed.  Insects, such as butterflies and dragonflies, will sun themselves on the stones and rocks, as will chipmunks.  All sorts of insects, amphibians and reptiles, including lizards will find refuge under and among the rocks.

  8. Join the local Audubon Society or state organization.  You will meet many like-minded people who share your love of wildlife.

  9. Learn more by visiting us and picking up one of our many books on backyard  habitats.

  10. Finally, take some time to enjoy the birds and wildlife in your own backyard.  After all, what's better than seeing a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at your feeders in the spring or any of your favorites at any time?     

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