To combat the loss of open spaces, Habitat Heroes contribute a positive impact to the community by increasing natural areas, providing homes and food for wildlife, and connecting to larger green spaces. This helps to restore a fragmented ecosystem, and offers a welcome place for birds and wildlife through the implementation of wildscaping principles, a form of landscape stewardship.
TO SEE OUR HABITAT HERO BLOG, CLICK HERE
Habitat Hero Program Welcomes a New Team Member!!!
The Habitat Hero program is excited to introduce our new Program Administrator, Jamie Weiss.
Along with her Bachelor degree in Marine Biology and Chemistry from University of North Carolina Wilmington, Jamie is a Certified Interpretive Guide as appointed by the National Association of Interpretation. Jamie previously worked at Boyd Lake State Park and the Georgia Aquarium as an Educational Interpreter, providing families and individuals of all ages an awareness of conservation. When not working, she is often leading an active lifestyle trying to keep up with her Border Collie puppy and Golden Retriever. She enjoys hiking, particularly "14ers", camping, snowboarding, and is an avid fan of long distance running. Jamie is excited to be a part of the Audubon Rockies team, "to promote stewardship and ultimately bring conservation home into our yards!"
- Habitat Hero blog is full or useful information and resources
-Beautiful Wildlife Garden is a national blog coordinated by writer, birder, and garden designer Carole Sevilla Brown
-Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens
-The Xeric Garden by David Salman for High Country
- Colorado Wildscapes: Bringing Conservation Home. This inspired the Habitat Hero project. It includes info which plant species attract birds and butterflies, how to design and build wildscapes, maintaining habitat with less water, and how these can be tools for education and community involvement
-Wyoming Wildscapes - This detailed guidebook was developed in partnership with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, providing invaluable information on how to design, plant, and maintain landscaping to benefit people and wildlife.
- The American Meadow Garden, Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn, John Greenlee, 2009, Timber Press.
Even small patches of wildscape can provide oases for wildlife
like butterflies and native bees by creating green corridors
that link your wildscape to larger wild lands.
Join the Flock and become a Habitat Hero. Habitat Heros are individuals who take heart in believing their wildscapes nourish not only themselves but wildlife as well. CLICK HERE to learn how to apply to become a habitat hero.
You can also go to Plant Select for favorite plants for Birds, Butterflies & Bees. Pick "Plant by Feature" and "Attracts Birds, Butterflies and/or Bees" and then click "Generate List."