What Can I Do?

Do you feel inspired when you visit the Beaver Creek Wetlands? Would you like to make a difference in your own backyard or your local community?

You can literally have a significant positive impact on the environment right in your own backyard. By removing invasive and non-native plants such as honeysuckle and Callery pear trees and replacing them with native trees, shrubs, and flowers. The following are local resources available to help you create a durable landscape that can reduce your energy and water consumption, attracts birds and butterflies, and does not require a lot of care. 

 

 

On your property – what, how and where to plant native trees, bushes and flowers, build a pond, bring birds to your yard

http://www.midwestnativeplants.org

http://www.ohiomagazine.com/home-garden/article/10-native-plants-that-thrive-in-ohio

http://www.oipc.info/invasive-plants-of-ohio.html

https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2017/05/native_ohio_perennials_abound.html

https://homeandtravelcafe.com/how-to-attract-songbirds-to-your-yard-and-garden/

https://www.audubon.org/native-plants

 

Here’s a link to identify birds in your backyard: Click here

 

Where to buy native plants:

https://www.siebenthaler.com/plant-shop/native-plants/

http://www.knollwoodgardens.com/garden-center/perrenials

http://www.nativeohioplants.com

 

Creating a wildlife habitat garden in your yard to attract birds, butterflies, and other neighborhood wildlife is fun, rewarding, and makes a big

Interested in certifying YOUR habitat?

Click here for more info. Click here for a checklist to help you get ready for certification

Resources

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