Redefining Beautiful

Beautiful Wildlife Garden

It’s so funny how things happen sometimes. When various aspects of the universe align to create something new, something exciting.

It started last week when Helen Yoest interviewed me for her Gardening with Confidence show on WebTalkRadio. We were talking about the beauty of wildlife in our gardens and how I wished we could help other people to see this beauty–to redefine beauty.

Two days ago Helen called me because she had an idea. Why not build a Facebook page where we could begin to have this conversation? We could bring together a group of people to help facilitate this discussion.

My answer: Why not? So we did. I built the Facebook page and got our new Twitter account up and running while we were on the phone. In 24 hours we had over 400 people who “liked” our page, and the conversation started with a bang.

People were showing off photos of their favorite wildlife in their gardens. We started talking about whether caterpillars really could be beautiful. But the fun thing is that these people are excited and eager to participate in this discussion.

So yesterday I called Helen and told her that with this overwhelming response, we needed to have a permanent home for this discussion, and by late last night I had built us a brand new website.

The 8 people we had invited to join us on this grand adventure had all said yes, and an amazing new team was born.

Remember what I said about alignment? Well it’s force was amazing over the past two days!

Please come and join the conversation. Tell us how you define the beauty of wildlife and the nature around you. We are eager to meet you!

Visit Beautiful Wildlife Garden, “like” our Facebook Page, and follow us on Twitter @WildlifeGarden.

What do you think?

Meet the team:

Helen Yoest

Carole Brown

Barbara Pintozzi

Chris McLaughlin

Kelly Senser

Kathy Green

Ellen Sousa

Lisa Gustavson

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About Carole Sevilla Brown

Carole Sevilla Brown is a Conservation Biologist who firmly believes that wildlife conservation begins in your own back yard. Carole is an author, educator, speaker, and passionate birder, butterfly watcher,  and naturalist who travels around the country teaching people to garden sustainably, conserve natural resources, and create welcoming habitat for wildlife so that you will attract more birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife. She gardens for wildlife in Philadelphia, zone 6b, and created the philosophy of Ecosystem Gardening. Watch for her book Ecosystem Gardening, due out soon. Carole is managing editor of  Beautiful Wildlife Garden, and also  Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. Follow Carole on Facebook and also @CB4wildlife and on Google+

Comments

  1. Hey Carole, it is amazing how these things can get started! Thanks for all you have done to make this happen! Looking forward to the future…
    Helen Yoest @ Gardening With Confidence™ recently posted..Dr Ted Bilderback- named director of JC Raulston Arboretum

  2. Thank you Carole and Helen for letting me join your team! The 2 of you have been fantastic in getting the website, Facebook and following together so quickly. I can’t wait to start hearing everyone’s stories on wildlife in the garden! I know we can make a difference in peoples’ perception of beautiful gardens.
    Kathy Green recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – Replenishing Rain

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