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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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Creating a backyard wildlife habitat

Creatinga Backyard

Wildlife Habitat

em


Area growth and development

Area Growth and Development


Habitat loss

Habitat Loss


Anatomy of a lawn

Anatomy of a Lawn

  • Open space to detect danger


Anatomy of a lawn1

Anatomy of a Lawn

  • Monoculture

  • Crop


Anatomy of a lawn2

Anatomy of a Lawn

  • High maintenance

    • Water

    • Food

    • Mowing


Anatomy of a lawn3

Anatomy of a Lawn

  • Sterile/Supports little to no native wildlife


Habitat importance

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

National Wildlife Federation

  • Three levels of habitat certification

    • Backyard

    • Schoolyard

    • Community


Creating a backyard wildlife habitat

WFD


The four elements of a habitat

The Four Elements of a Habitat

FOOD

WATER

SHELTER

PLACES

TO

RAISE

YOUNG


Each element is represented here

Each element is represented here…


Providing cover

Providing Cover…


Habitats can fit almost anywhere

Habitats can fit almost anywhere

If you create it, wildlife will find it


Diversity is important

Diversity is Important


Creating a backyard wildlife habitat

Food


Native columbine aquilegia canadensis

Native Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)


Native plants

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

Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)

Buckeye(Aesculus Pavia)


Ruby throated hummingbirds

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds


Multi seasonal fruit for birds

Multi-Seasonal fruit for birds


Cardinal flower lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower(Lobelia cardinalis)

Button Bush (CephalanthusOccidentalis)


Butterfly weed asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)


A monarch on milkweed

A Monarch on Milkweed


Creating a backyard wildlife habitat

Luna

Rosy Maple

Leopard


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