Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 12, 2012

Urban Native Plant Gardens Create Bird Habitat

A recent study reported on how gardens that plant natives help create “mini-refuges”. These yards help to offset loss of the native biodiversity and native habitat. This is more supportive of native birds than lawns or other non-native plantings. For example desert birds prefer desert plants, not green lawns of non-native grasses. Read more at:  nsf.gov – National Science Foundation NSF News – Native Plants in Urban Yards Offer Birds “Mini-Refuges” – US National Science Foundation NSF.

Fall after the first good rains is the ideal time to plant natives in your garden.

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