Landscaping for Wildlife

How to choose plants that provide a welcome habitat for wildlife to meadows and prairies, ponds and backyards, including trees, shrubs and vines, warm-season grasses and riparian buffers.

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Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds
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Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Adding a bird bath to your yard is the easiest way to provide drinking and bathing water for birds. More
Chicory
Neighborly Natural Landscaping in Residential Areas - Articles Articles

Neighborly Natural Landscaping in Residential Areas

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Homeowners across America are changing the face of the typical American lawn. Learn strategies for the natural landscape homeowner who is looking for neighborly ways to garden for nature. More
Attracting Birds to a Feeder
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Attracting Birds to a Feeder

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Why don’t I have more birds coming to my bird feeder? More
Bobolink
Warm-Season Grasses and Wildlife - Articles Articles

Warm-Season Grasses and Wildlife

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Warm-season grasses, prairie grasses native to Pennsylvania, are planted for wildlife habitat, erosion control, and for use as pasture and hay. More
Attracting Hummingbirds
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Attracting Hummingbirds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Learn about the many aspects of hummingbirds and how to attract them to your property. More
Meadows and Prairies: Wildlife-Friendly Alternatives to Lawn
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By replacing all or part of your lawn with native vegetation that provides food and cover, you can create a refuge to attract variety of wildlife. More
Red Squirrel
Landscaping for Wildlife: Trees, Shrubs, and Vines - Articles Articles

Landscaping for Wildlife: Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Guidelines for selecting woody plants such as trees, shrubs, and vines and designing your landscape with the goal of providing wildlife habitat. More
Wildlife-Habitat Relationships
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Wildlife-Habitat Relationships

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Both the general habitat type and the specific features of the habitat help to determine the wildlife species found in an area. More