Wildlife Habitat Garden
The Wildlife Habitat Garden was begun in 2007 as a project of the Environmental Stewardship committee. A small plot on the south side of the sanctuary was transformed into an area that attracts birds, animals and beneficial insects. In addition, the garden added color and a welcoming ambiance to the landscape.
In 2007, the Environmental Stewardship committee applied for and was rewarded the designation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat: “This habitat is certified in the National Wildlife Federation’s worldwide network of mini-refuges. Because of the owner’s conscientious planning, landscaping and sustainable gardening, wildlife may find a quality habitat – food, water, cover, and places to raise their young.” – National Wildlife Federation
The basic layout for the garden was taken from the South Carolina Wildlife Federation’s online information. Since the inception of the garden, several members of Forest Lake have begun their own wildlife habitat gardens around their homes – providing food, water and sanctuaries for native and migrating birds and insects.
Forest Lake is committed to preserving and protecting the flora and fauna of the area and to educating our members and our surrounding community in the care of our earth - a beautiful and wonderful gift from God. For more information about the garden or to help with the upkeep and planting, please contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org