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Old 08-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Native Landscaping in Urban Areas Can Help Native Birds
ScienceDaily
Aug. 22, 2012

Native landscaping in urban areas can help native birds
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A recent study of residential landscape types and native bird communities in Phoenix, Ariz., led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst urban ecologist suggests that yards mimicking native vegetation and wildlands offer birds "mini refuges," helping to offset the loss of biodiversity in cities and supporting birds better than traditional grass lawns and non-native plantings.

The study, led by Susannah Lerman with her advisor Paige Warren at UMass Amherst, and Hilary Gan and Eyal Shochat at Arizona State University, is one of the first to use...
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