Susan Taylor Brown wrote:
Yes, I suppose perhaps this isn't the perfect set of forums to discuss wildlife habitat though I really believe there are many of us that not only want to adopt a sustainable way of growing for human consumption but who also want to become stewards of the earth for Mother Nature's family.
Susan Taylor Brown wrote:Plus I would like to do it all with rainwater so I need to figure out how to do a cistern which could send the water to a wetland which could then send it to the water feature.
Tyler Ludens wrote:Cattail will definitely invade any pond you put them in - I made the dire mistake of putting them in my little frog pond, and they took over and killed some other plants, and are now a maintenance nightmare until I can finally remove them all. So I advise only planting them in a container in which you don't want anything else. I really like Cattail but they need careful placement.
John Elliott wrote:My goal in adopting permaculture principles was not to create a habitat for wildlife -- it just happened.
Susan Taylor Brown wrote:I highly recommend Lightroom and giving up renaming photos for tagging them. I have over 75,000 photos in Lightroom right now and they all just have their generic name that comes off the camera or the phone. The trick is that as soon as you import them into Lightroom, you need to tag them. I always start with a few basic tags, dog, bird, water, house, yard. I tag anything that has anything to do with this property with the name of our street. Then Lightroom does a few things for me automatically. It sorts things into virtual folders by months and years. Then, based on the tags, it can set them up in virtual "collections" so that I can click "yard" and see every picture that references this yard. With the last house I was on top of the tagging but since we moved here I have let it get away from me and I will need to devote a couple of days of getting caught up. It is a wonderful way to search for photos based on tags. I do most all of my editing to photos within Lightroom as well. I just love the virtual catalog. And your photos can be, if you want, anywhere on your computer and it can track them for you. A steep learning curve but I have found it invaluable.