Scientists repeatedly tell us that pesticides, insecticides, and fungicides are the major contributing factor in our catastrophic collapse of bird, insect and pollinator species. Insects are facing a rate of extinction eight times faster than ... Read More

HABITAT LOSS Lawns are ecological dead zones. They rob vital habitat from birds, butterflies, insects and pollinators of all kinds. “Lawns don’t do any of the things we need every landscape to do: sequester carbon, ... Read More

Native plants' extensive root systems clean toxins from the soil and store nitrogen and carbon.  They are essential to keeping our water clean and filtered. See graphic below comparing root depth between turf lawns on ... Read More

WHY BAN BLOWERS, ESPECIALLY IN WINTER? Blowers, whether gas or electric, destroy animal, insect and pollinator habitat (see below) while posing public health dangers through excessive noise decibel levels and the concentration of particles they ... Read More

DO YARD & LANDSCAPE TREATMENTS WORK? Yard and landscape treatments may lower the number of ticks on a property, but not the incidence of human tick encounters: Research conducted by the CDC found that spraying ... Read More

PRODUCING BEAUTY Creating a meadow of native plants that feed birds and invite pollinators or beginning with a container garden of native plants can be an exhilarating and rewarding project.  First you have the satisfaction ... Read More

INSECTS ARE VITAL IN THE GLOBAL ECOLOGY WEB OUTDOOR LIGHTING HASTENS THEIR COLLAPSE! “Insects make our lives better — they are an important piece of the food chain and they pollinate the plants we use ... Read More