Imagine A Wildlife Refuge That Does Not Protect Its Wildlife Dr. Doug Tallamy, Dr. Daniel Klem and Jim Cubie J.D. Imagine a wildlife refuge that does not protect its wildlife. How could this be possible? It is not only possible, it is likely, unless we take immediate action to prevent it. Unfortunately, many advocates ofContinue reading “Experts Warn Native Plant Programs May Cause Ecological Traps”
Did you notice the change at the PLANTSFORBIRDS page at National Audubon’s site? It is very important. Here’s the new text. “And, if you’re attracting birds using native plants, you will want to ensure that your space is bird-friendly in every way. Visit our Reducing Collisions page to learn more about protecting birds from collisions with glass.Continue reading “New National Audubon Native Plant Advice Is A Big Deal”
Doreen Cubie // Garden for Wildlife // JUST ABOUT EVERY MORNING, Khushal Habibi walks along the banks of Walnut Creek, a small stream that runs through Skyestone, a 500-home development in Broomfield, Colorado. “It’s a great place for wildlife watching,” says Habibi, a retired U.S. Department of Defense biologist who is originally from Afghanistan. HeContinue reading “Partners, naturally – leading homebuilder promotes native plants”
This is a couple of years old — but is still good news: Native Plants Increase property values. “This past April, the American Society of Landscape Architects released its 2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, a members’ annual rating of the expected popularity of design elements. For the sixth year in a row, native plantsContinue reading “Native Plants Popular Design”
I am a strong supporter of native plants for birds. The native plant promotion system we developed in our club has been very successful – 45% of members have planted native plants. It is also at this site: https://ornithologycenter.com/freeplans/ Doug Tallamy warns that native plants can create “ecological traps.” He calls on those of usContinue reading “Native Plants for Birds: It’s A Different Strategy”
Will Our Native Plant Efforts Not Help Birds? “This is critical strategic thinking” Doug Tallamy. Deadly window strikes may offset any gains from native plantings.