In 2016 we planted a variety of native plants on our property. We did so to not only reduce invasive species but also to increase our property's wildlife value to pollinators, birds and mammals. In July we learned there is a protected Regal Fritillary habitat less than ten miles from our property. We've decided in 2017 we will plant a dedicated Butterfly Garden of native species to further increase our property's value to wildlife (while increasing the number of native flowers, plants and shrubs in our town). After mapping our community (in the summer of 2016) we learned our town has NO natural water sources (no creek, no stream, no lake or pond). We have very few robust, healthy native trees (many are older/declining or invasive species). We have very few homeowners (almost 50% of the properties are NOT owner-occupied but instead multi-family dwellings). By increasing the wildlife value of our property we hope to not only help the pollinating insects thrive, provide bird food biomass, but also...encourage those who do OWN and maintain their properties to do the same.