Featured Stories from Concord's
As the greater Concord area continues to grow and new developments are being built, it becomes increasingly important for land owners to help offset that process by creating and cultivating wildlife friendly habitats. Check out these personal stories from caring individuals who created healthy ecosystems to support wildlife. It doesn't matter what size your property is, it can even be a patio. Certify your property and add your own story of giving back to nature. Your story just might inspire others.
My NWF Gardening for Wildlife story- K. Andre
I purchased this home on 1.8 acres 3 yrs ago and started converting it to a native plant and wildlife habitat. The established gardens were replanted with native plants and the back side yard was allowed to grow except for twice a year mowing to controlled invasive weeds and trees sapling. Non-native trees were cut down and replaced with native trees. Special attention was paid to host plants- both trees and perennials- as caterpillars are an important part of the life cycle. I have started to create a meadow on part of the property. It is definitely a work in progress!
It has been wonderful seeing all the different pollinators visiting my flowers and the other wildlife finding homes on the property. I love to take photos of them and often use I Naturalist to help identify them.
It is so important to use native plants to maintain the stability of the ecosystem. It is quite distressful to see all the non-native plants that have taken over the woods and parks. We all need to do our part and Garden for Wildlife!