You are correct @MoBilly! More power to you!
A group of us banded together and each applied for NWF certification when a a neighbor was cited by the city for “weeds” over 12 inches tall in her front yard as she was building a bee habitat (someone did not like her dandy lions).
We keep our front yard to “suburban standards” with just a small bit of xeriscaping but let the back go farrow - only culling “weeds” after they have bloomed and over-wintered critters have come out of hibernation. Over the years I have heard rude comments (definitely loud and deliberate) from people on the walking path behind us.
We have to feed the Earth and its creatures to feed ourselves.
Time to get off my soapbox…