Category: Wildlife Habitat

How the manipulation of water, food, and shelter through native plant selection and physical site manipulation can influence the wildlife species able to utilize a given site to survive, reproduce, and successfully rear offspring.

A Great Day at Our Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm Tour Event

This past Saturday our Piedmont Chapter members had the opportunity to tour Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm in Lexington, GA. Our very own Member Chair, Tanner Biggers, happens to be the Farm Manager at Beech Hollow, which is a business member of our chapter. Mild temperatures set the stage for what turned out to be a […] Continue reading "A Great Day at Our Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm Tour Event"

Why Native Plants?

The Evolutionary Background In our first post, we talked about how geology and climate dictate what plants grow in different areas. We went on to discuss how disturbance events dictate plant communities. Combining those concepts on the geologic timescale – many millions of years, to keep it simple – provides the evolutionary basis for the […] Continue reading "Why Native Plants?"

An Introduction to Wildlife Habitat Management

Gardening and landscaping with native plants is usually to benefit wildlife – to create wildlife habitat. But what is wildlife habitat? The simple answer is that it depends. Suitable habitat depends on the species you are managing for, and how you manage depends on site conditions, available space, existing plant communities, and applicable disturbance techniques. […] Continue reading "An Introduction to Wildlife Habitat Management"