The National Audubon Society has a wonderful new resource for those interested in helping to improve habitat for native birds. Whether you live in the city, in the country, in a private home, townhouse, or apartment, you can help this important movement.
Across the nation, habitat is being lost as urbanization takes over farms, ranches, and other formerly wild areas. As noted by National Audubon, “The human-dominated landscape no longer supports functioning ecosystems or provides health places for birds“.
To help us all understand how small changes can make a big difference, the resource Creating Bird-Friendly Communities was born. Here, you can learn about the threat and the solution.
Further, by simply providing your zip code in the Native Plants Database, a listing of plants suitable for growing in your region will appear, along with the birds that they help to support. You can check a box by each type of plant that you choose to create your individual plant list.
Next … where to get the plants on your list? The Native Plant Database provides you with Local Resources. Not all local resources are on the site yet – this portion of the site will continue to expand. So watch this site for updates and get those native gardens growing!