Ruhenstroth property receives wildlife habitat certification |

Ruhenstroth property receives wildlife habitat certification

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National Wildlife Federation recently certified Alicia Powers' Ruhenstroth property as a wildlife habitat.

Certification is received for creating a garden space that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife – natural food sources, clean water, cover and places to raise young.

"Rabbits, quail, frogs, pesky squirrels, the ubiquitous lizards, a snake I'm sorry to say, and several varieties of birds make my acre-plus property their home and build nests here," Powers said. "We're frequently visited by deer and skunks, of course, and have the occasional visit by bears and coyotes. It's been a while since I've spotted one, but we still get eagles in the area periodically. I know this is not unique to my property here in the Valley, so I'd encourage anyone who's interested in receiving recognition to pursue it."

More information is available at or 1-800-822-9919.