Understanding how yards connect to the larger landscape.
Not all birds eat the same foods. There is immense variation in the diet of different bird species, as well as seasonal variation within a single species; that is, birds often eat different foods in the winter than in the summer. Here we focus on one source of food in one season: berries in winter.
This article takes an in-depth look at an age-old tool of landscape design: the planting palette.
There are a wide range of steps you can take to support birds. Consider installing shelter for nesting birds (nest box or shrubs), or plant a seed or fruit producing tree as a food source. These actions will support resident and migratory birds that require these resources.
A bee house is a simple and attractive addition to any yard or garden space that will provide habitat for solitary cavity-nesting bees.
Fallen logs instantly provide complex structures where a diverse range of organisms can find stable microclimates for nesting, denning, feeding, and food storage.
Creating beautiful landscapes at home and in our community that support a diversity of wildlife while also minimizing our exposure to ticks requires us to understand tick ecology and design our spaces appropriately.
Guide to the Habitat Network Planning Tool Actions