Ocean Grove Cottages offers Coastal homeowners information on how to create a backyard wildlife habitat

This is a great Blog about a perfect family spring project


A wonderful project for you and your family will create a bird and butterfly habitat that provides food, water and cover and places for wildlife to raise their young,

Instead of an all sod yard  that requires a large quantity of water to create the perfect manicured lawn here at the Coast, nurture your local wildlife with a backyard wildlife habitat.

A manicured lawn can be very challenging to maintain, considering the soil is mostly sand.  Instead, help the local wildlife community by designing a portion of your yard and deck to be a wildlife habitat.

Each species require a little different approach with feeders or plantings and all can offer long term entertainment.  Here is a helpful video

Habitat Video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1hkC-6NQJk

A small habitat for butterflies and birds can be a certified, join the more that 150,000 certified habitats nationwide. Here is how you can get your Habitat certified:   http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-for-Wildlife/Create-a-Habitat.aspx

Backyard habitats…

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5 Ways the Ocean adjusts our attitude

A Walk on the Beach will change your attitude

A Walk on the Beach will change your attitude

Here are the 5 reasons relaxation and meditation experts suggest that you

“close your eyes and imagine that you are walking on the Beach”

1  When you arrive at the Beach everything about the Ocean creates a unique feeling of well being when you stand still and breath in the salt air

2   Seeing the sparkle of the sun’s rays on the water and waves treats your eyes to the raw beauty of nature

3   Feel the power of the Ocean and listen to the sounds of the waves as they lull your soul into focused relaxation

4   The feel of sand beneath our bare feet allows a feeling of connecting to the essence of Mother Earth

5   The massive Ocean reminds us as to how small we are and how insignificant our worries are.

Our busy lifestyles of working and acquiring “things” wears us down –   our perspective is adjusted with sand on our feet.

Come to the Ocean for your natural therapy and leave with a balanced and adjusted attitude – works for me every day

Wishing you Peace, Love and Sandy Feet

The Carolina Beach Babe