Wildlife Habitat Plot
The Wildlife Habitat plot demonstrates how to attract various types of wildlife into your landscape by providing four basic needs: food, water, cover and space. Food can be provided by planting a variety of native grasses, bushes and trees that will provide flowers, fruit and seeds throughout the year. Water sources include birdbaths, ponds, butterfly puddles and ground water sources. Cover is provided by the native plant species planted for food with a variety of plants showing both horizontal and vertical diversity. Lastly, space for hunting, mating, and the rearing of young can be provided by restoring natural habitats in your landscape with natural (snags, dead trees, brush piles) and artificial nesting boxes and houses. A few more tips: remove exotic plants, manage your pets and always practice Integrated Pest Management techniques. This garden plot has been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. It is also certified by the Monarch Watch as an official Monarch Waystation for providing milkweed, nectar sources and shelter for migrating monarch butterflies.