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"Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, waterbugs, tadpoles, frogs & turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, hickory nuts, trees to climb, animals to pet, hayfields, pine cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets – and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of his education." -Luther Burbank 1849 - 1926
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Nature in Your Backyard

Your interest in nature is the first step to clean water, fresh air, and abundant wildlife.

In our tumultuous world, it is valuable to provide quality content about the best things in life. That is my goal. I want to strengthen individual resolve, community harmony, and the ability for all of us to live more peacefully with nature. If you share my intent, I would appreciate your telling friends and family about your shopping consideration. We have a wonderful selection of nature gifts, books and toys for your shopping and sharing pleasure.

LINKS to Share with Nature Lovers and Nature Enthusiasts-To-Be

Tell your friends! Invite your family! Share tidbits with groups and neighbors! I invite you to link to the free Backyard Nature Sunshine Newsletter or any page on this website. You'll find an easy link at the bottom of each and every page.

We will explore nature in the backyard, in neighborhood parks, in state parks...and in the wilderness areas of our country...and beyond. You might enjoy the Journals in the Articles section about nature in Japan and an overview of Los Angeles beaches and beyond.

GIFTS for Special Friends and Family

Birds, birdwatching and bird feeding are a "bell weather" of nature and the most accessible wildlife for most urbanites. A specialized nature retailer provides more than birding-and nature-related items we provide local information and experience in nature education, so that you can find quality books, electronic materials, video, and even quality birdbaths and birdseed to meet your needs. If you can find these products in an independent nature store in your community -- I hope you will support your specialty nature store.

Quality books, birdfeeders and even good toys help you see more, understand and protect our environment. We've seleted the Without Bricks online nature retailer to bring you information about the wildlife and habitat you'll find in your neighborhood and your travels. Your local nature retailer can help you with local information...but we offer you information about nature from shore to shore. Check out our growing collection of books, audio, video, DVDs, toys, birdfeeders, jewelry...and more.

RESOURCES for Your Own Nature Adventures

We provide selected advertising links so that you can find related suppliers for each and every article on Backyard Nature. Use our site to check your options for information, ideas, and tools to make your nature adventures successful.

Your support will help in several ways.

  •'s network of creative writiers and illustrators will develop Web stories and books to promote respect and appreciation of nature.
  • A portion of all proceeds will be donated to conservation work in the Southern California area...a highly stressed urban area with many needs to protect migrating birds, wetland nurseries of ocean life, and of course, our humble resident species.
That's our promise -- and investment in this wonderful and necessary work. Thank you for your continued support,

Carolyn Allen

For more articles about NATURE & KIDS

Young Birders Get Serious About Birding Fun
The Squirrel Family 0 Backyard Nature Safari
Hamsters are rodents and cuddly pets
Kids Learning Links
Buddy's Diner (for the birds)
Bird Profiles for Young Naturalists