YardMap is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat, for both professional scientists and people concerned with their local environments.
The YardMap is funded by the National Science Foundation Informal Science Education Program
maps drawn and counting
of threatened and endangered species occur on private lands.
of non-native lawns cover the U.S. That's 8 times the size of
At our current growth rate we lose 21 million acres every 10 years to residential landscape— the size of West Virginia and Maryland combined.
as much insect food for birds is provided by native plants.
people participate in citizen science every year.