Combining Wildlife Habitat and Beautiful Gardens

Nearly 340 people toured fine examples of how homes and businesses can combine human living and activities with wildlife habitat on Saturday, June 23rd at the annual Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour. Included in this year's tour, sponsored by the Friends of Camano Island Parks and Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, participants saw:

  • Envirotek Septic Services' rain garden at their new office location (still under construction) next to Kristoferson Creek, for which Snohomish Conservation District staff provided engineering assistance and an interpretive sign, and, 
  • an acreage on which the homeowners planted over 600 trees and shrubs from Snohomish Conservation District's Annual Plant Sale in the early 2000s. They've matured into a lush forest, returning the land to what the homeowners had envisioned when they purchased the property, and proving that those little bare-root seedlings do grow!

Get tips for how to create and enhance essential bird, butterfly, and bee habitat from our website and from the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project.