• Cultivating nature

    Tips for creating a wildlife-friendly yard
  • As the population density in Southern Oregon increases and spreads outward, open space, wildlife habitat and natural resources diminish.
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      Did you know that Southern Oregon falls within an ecoregion known as the Sierran Steppe, Mixed Forest, Coniferous Forest and Alpine Meadow Province? To learn more, enter your ZIP code at www.pollin...
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      Did you know that Southern Oregon falls within an ecoregion known as the Sierran Steppe, Mixed Forest, Coniferous Forest and Alpine Meadow Province? To learn more, enter your ZIP code at www.pollinator.org/guides.htm. You will get a native plant guide with species unique to our ecoregion. This guide is cooperatively funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and others.
  • As the population density in Southern Oregon increases and spreads outward, open space, wildlife habitat and natural resources diminish.
    As author Doug Tallamy explained at this year's Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Conference in Portland, when we shrink a habitat, we lose niche space.
    In addition, when nonnative flora outcompete native plants, which many creepy-crawlies simply can't eat, it's hard on our bird populations.
    Today, says Tallamy, chair of the Entomology Department at the University of Delaware, our yards tend to support very little biodiversity.
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