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A Backyard Wildlife Habitat

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Here is an example of what can be done in a very small space (about 50 by 75 feet).  This garden was certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the Delaware Nature Society and the National Wildlife Federation, and won “A Better Newark Award” from the city’s Conservation Advisory Committee.

In this small garden:

  • Food is provided by native fruit and nectar bearing plants, as well as bird and hummingbird feeders
  • Water is provided by a small pond and a birdbath
  • Cover & Nesting are provided with a screen of Eastern Red Cedars as well as a variety of native shrubs, evergreen trees and deciduous trees

In the summer, our yard hums while our neighbors yards are silent . . . it has been and is quite something to see what putting native plants into just a small space can do . . . Debbie D.

 

Plan view

Monarch on Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Feeder & wild flowers

Berries of Viburnum nudum Brandywine

Catbird

Pond

Papa Frog

Perennials

Monarch & Tiger Swallowtails on Joe Pye Weed

Pond and path to spiral

Spiral with junipers screening the neighbor's yard

Looking back from the spiral in fall

Rabbit

Meadow Fritillary on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)