Welcome back to HabiChat!​

Hello, Habichatters!

In this issue, we hope you enjoy a native animal profile by Edwin Guevara about spotted skunks, plus a Natural Heritage Program highlight celebrating the kickoff of this year’s Master Naturalist program. Dreaming of spring and turning your property into a native plant paradise? We’ve created a step-by-step list for beginners on how to get started called Planting Native 101. As an added bonus, we’ve featured our beloved sweet pepperbush in a native plant profile by Paula Becker. Enjoy these last weeks of winter and we’ll see you in the spring!
Sarah Witcher
​​ P.S. Check out our new snazzy Wild Acres logo!

Wild Acres. 

Sarah Witcher

Photo by Sharon Sexton (DNR Photo Contest submission, 2019​).
Photo by Sharon Sexton (DNR Photo Contest submission, 2019​).

In This Issue

We want to hear from you!

Letters, e-mail, photos, drawings. Let us know how successful you are as you create wildlife habitat on your property.

Write to Me!
Sarah Witcher
Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave., E-1
Annapolis MD 21401

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