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Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. em. Area Growth and Development. Habitat Loss. Anatomy of a Lawn. Open space to detect danger. Anatomy of a Lawn. Monoculture Crop. Anatomy of a Lawn. High maintenance Water Food Mowing. Anatomy of a Lawn.

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Creatinga Backyard

Wildlife Habitat

em


Area Growth and Development


Habitat Loss


Anatomy of a Lawn

  • Open space to detect danger


Anatomy of a Lawn

  • Monoculture

  • Crop


Anatomy of a Lawn

  • High maintenance

    • Water

    • Food

    • Mowing


Anatomy of a Lawn

  • Sterile/Supports little to no native wildlife


Habitat Importance

  • 283 species of birds are part time or full time residents of Mecklenburg County

  • The Piedmont Area is a major migratory flyway

  • Many species threatened by loss of breeding habitats and wintering grounds


National Wildlife Federation

  • Three levels of habitat certification

    • Backyard

    • Schoolyard

    • Community


WFD


The Four Elements of a Habitat

FOOD

WATER

SHELTER

PLACES

TO

RAISE

YOUNG


Each element is represented here…


Providing Cover…


Habitats can fit almost anywhere

If you create it, wildlife will find it


Diversity is Important


Food


Native Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)


Native Plants

ATTRACT

AND SUSTAIN

NATIVE

WILDLIFE

PROVIDE THE

WIDEST RANGE

OF HABITAT

BENEFITS TO

WILDLIFE

RESTORE

BIODIVERSITY

TO LOCAL

ECOSYSTEM

NEED LITTLE

MAINTENANCE


Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)

Buckeye(Aesculus Pavia)


Ruby Throated Hummingbirds


Multi-Seasonal fruit for birds


Cardinal Flower(Lobelia cardinalis)

Button Bush (CephalanthusOccidentalis)


Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)


A Monarch on Milkweed


Luna

Rosy Maple

Leopard


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