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Old 03-11-2019, 11:58 AM   #1
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Sunrise Gardening for wildlife

"Habitat gardens are therefore most successful when they
support a broad diversity of wildlife species, and the
easiest way to achieve wildlife diversity is to choose
a variety of plant species that most closely mimic the
vegetative structure of a natural system. Plants are
the living or biotic component of the landscape, and
vegetative or vertical structure refers to layers of plants
that provide a level of complexity and functionality in
their arrangement such that they sustain a broad array of
wildlife species."

The above is quoted from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Project of Virginia State University. Their site offers quite the comprehensive study of what works and why in backyard gardening for wildlife. There's enough here to cuddle with for many hours or days, and the writing is clear, tantalizing and comprehensive. If you feel your wildlife landscaping efforts could benefit from more knowledge and suggestions with examples, this is your pdf!

"Know thyself."

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Old 03-12-2019, 10:49 PM   #2
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Cool! Thanks for sharing this, Jack. I look forward to reading it .
One with the earth, with the sky, one with everything in life. I believe it will start with conviction of the heart.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:21 AM   #3
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Now, we just need to get the general public to understand and embrace this.
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:06 AM   #4
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Thanks for the read Jack!
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