Front Yard Wildlife Habitat

  • Location
    Santa Rosa, California
  • Status

The Problem

We would like to turn our front yard, which has primarily been lawn and some bushes, into a wildlife sanctuary, with a lot of native plantings, and access to water and shelter. We hope to get it certified as a Wildlife Habitat at some point. My daughter, age 15, has studied local animals for years, and building a habitat for them would be a great service project. I would also like to involve my 17 year old son. We think too that in helping wildlife, we would be enriching our low-income neighborhood, and perhaps others would be inspired to create similar projects.

Our Plan

Our project will provide sanctuary for local wildlife, including but not limited to birds and insects. While we have some plants already that attract critters, we would like to incorporate more native plantings, which will also allow this to be a low water use yard. Our plan is to remove the remaining sections of lawn, and replace them with native grasses and flowers that would attract the bird, insect, and other local animal populations, incorporating the new plantings with the ones already established.

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    Community Enhancement
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