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Creating a backyard wildlife habitat

Creatinga Backyard

Wildlife Habitat

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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



The four elements of a habitat
The Four Elements of a Habitat

FOOD

WATER

SHELTER

PLACES

TO

RAISE

YOUNG



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



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)




Cardinal flower lobelia cardinalis
Cardinal Flower(Lobelia cardinalis)

Button Bush (CephalanthusOccidentalis)


Butterfly weed asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)



Luna

Rosy Maple

Leopard


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