My property is in a newer "conservation design" subdivision which has about 25 acres of well-managed prairie plantings. The non-turf areas of my 1/2 acre yard feature almost entirely native species arranged in planting beds, three rain gardens and a backyard prairie as well as a nice mix of native […]
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Every yard, large or small, can provide valuable natural habitat. Native plant garden choices include rain gardens, butterfly gardens, native plant borders, stop-over habitats for migrating birds, woodland gardens or formal plantings using natives.
Backyard native plant gardening is an important component of noted naturalist Doug Tallamy’s vision which he calls a “Backyard National Park”, eventually covering millions of acres. The WPPC invites and encourages you to tell us about your backyard garden so we can demonstrate patterns, numbers and sizes of properties that are already sharing in this effort.