Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens Roundup

Following are the last four of my posts on the Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens blog. A Propagation Primer Propagation has been on my mind lately. We recently moved into a house with a very bare yard and although I brought...

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Design for Moths

Moth species outnumber butterflies in North America 14-1 and they have so many species that in the animal world, only beetles have more. There are over 142,000 species world-wide, more than ten-thousand in North America and in the Pacific...

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Stone Walls for Wildlife

Retaining walls are a fact of life for many landscapes, even those with only a slight slope. The majority of walls however, are constructed as a flat surface, stones bound together with mortar which don't serve any benefit to...

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Beyond the Hive Results

Via Animal Architecture blog, the result of the Beyond the Hive Competition (that was featured here last month) was announced this week and the winner was the Beevarian Antsel and Gretel Chalet. There are images of all of the...

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Beyond the Hive Competition

The UK really does have some excellent wildlife habitat design competitions. One of the most recent is called Beyond the Hive where designers created luxury hotels for the insects of London. The competition is a joint effort between British...

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Design for Butterflies Resources

Butterflies are a very popular species for gardeners and there are many resources on the subject. One of the best books on the subject is called Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in Your Garden and it's ...

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