Landscaping for Wildlife

Information on landscaping for wildlife, including the importance of home gardening, attracting beneficial insects, gardening for birds, natural landscaping and preventing deer damage. Tips on poisonous plants, rain gardens and bird feeder lessons.

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Wheel bug nymphs
Attracting Beneficial Insects - Articles Articles
There are numerous insects that can be considered “beneficial.” More
Rain Gardens
Rain Gardens - Videos Videos

Rain Gardens

Tim Abbey, Constance Schmotzer

7:37

Learn about how to manage precipitation run-off and add to the aesthetic environment by building a suburban rain garden. More
Herbert A. 'Joe' Pase III, Texas A&M Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Yellow Garden Spider - Articles Articles
Yellow garden spiders are seen in gardens, tall weeds, and sunny areas with bushes and other supporting structures on which they build their large orb webs. More
Spiders Commonly Encountered In Pennsylvania and the Northeast
Spiders Commonly Encountered In Pennsylvania and the Northeast - Articles Articles
Spiders are beneficial animals that feed on arthropods, including insects. Spiders rarely bite people, and most species found in the world are harmless. More
Spring Plants that are Poisonous to Horses, Dogs and Barn Cats
Spring Plants that are Poisonous to Horses, Dogs and Barn Cats - Articles Articles
Many ornamental plants can be harmful to horses, dogs and barn cats. More
Bird Feeder Composite
Bird Feeder Lessons - News News

Bird Feeder Lessons

03/06/2017

I decided to attract birds to my yard using bird feeders. I tried different feeder styles, food, and locations. Some worked well and some, well, didn’t work. More
Cardinal Flower
Gardening for Birds - News News

Gardening for Birds

03/05/2017

Birds can be found everywhere – parks, lakes, forests, cities, even your own backyard; however, birds are finding our homes less and less appealing. More
Ornamentals and Deer: Realities and Landscape Plant Options
Ornamentals and Deer: Realities and Landscape Plant Options - Articles Articles

Ornamentals and Deer: Realities and Landscape Plant Options

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Gary San Julian, Ph.D., Rick Bates, Ph.D.

There is much frustration toward the prevalence of deer and the damage they cause. More
Chickadees need more than 5000 caterpillars to feed one clutch
The Importance of Home Gardens - News News

The Importance of Home Gardens

01/28/2017

Today suburban landscapes are becoming the lifelines for plants and animals that have lost their native habitat to development. Wildlife is forced to depend upon our human-dominated landscapes for their continued survival. More
Chicory
Neighborly Natural Landscaping in Residential Areas - Articles Articles
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
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum): Perennial Photo, Sandy Feather
Landscaping to Attract and Conserve Beneficial Insects - Articles Articles
Beneficial insects are those that consume or parasitize insect pests. More
Scolia dubia on goldenrod / David Hill / platycryptus on flickr.com/CC BY 4.0
Blue winged wasp, Scolia dubia—is a real asset! - Articles Articles
Have you seen this wasp flying over the landscape about 12” above the ground, circling in a mass of its fellow wasps? More
Echinacea Diseases
Echinacea Diseases - Articles Articles
Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Echinacea diseases. More
Goldenrod (Solidago) Diseases
Goldenrod (Solidago) Diseases - Articles Articles
Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Goldenrod (Solidago) diseases. More