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The dogwood tree is also used for shelter. The natural habitat for dogwoods is in the semi shade of larger trees and this is the environment in which they thrive. Their native habitat is the eastern United States from Florida to Maine. The soil would naturally be rich and high in organic material where they naturally grow due to the decomposition of fallen tree leaves. Flowers and fruit: White, pink flowers in the spring with red berries in the fall. Best varieties to try: The green and white variegated leaf of C. florida 'Variegata"adds interest to the foliage. There is a variety called "Plena" that has double flowers. In the United States, there is a group of people that make an impact on the economy of the nation, as well as the economy of the state in which they reside. Most people in this group do not even realize that their hobby creates an economic impact. I am speaking of Wildlife Watchers.

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" Their vision is to connect visitors "to wildlife and the land in which they inhabit, while using best practices for economic, environmental and social sustainability. " The smaller animals are kept in enclosures along a walking path, but the larger animals'"including black bear, bison, and wolves'"are visible from a gravel road accessible only by car. The adult bears and wolves are spectacular, and the baby bears, foxes, and raptors will keep you entertained for hours. *While there are dozens of private sanctuaries and preserves, don't forget the refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, such as the J. N. "Ding" Darling refuge on Sanibel Island in Florida or the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.