Bumble bee on threadleaf giant hyssop
Bumble bee on threadleaf giant hyssop
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About Habitat Hero

What are bird-friendly gardens and why should you plant one?
Bumble bee on threadleaf giant hyssop. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Bumble bee on threadleaf giant hyssop. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Habitat Hero

About Habitat Hero

What are bird-friendly gardens and why should you plant one?

Birds need native plants to survive. By planting a bird-friendly garden, you can help reverse one of the biggest threats birds face: habitat loss. Together we can weave together a landscape that wildlife can live in.

Native gardens not only provide food and shelter for birds, they conserve water and eliminate chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Filled with color and life, they make our communities healthier and more beautiful. Finally, bird-friendly gardens are places to connect to nature.

Habitat Hero gardens...

  • Include a diversity of native plants
  • Provide seeds, insects, shelter and nesting sites for birds
  • Provide nectar, pollen, and host plants for pollinators
  • Conserve water because native plants are adapted to their local climate
  • Do not rely on the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides
  • Do not spread invasive species of plants

Anyone can become a Habitat Hero, regardless of your gardening abilities. Even people without access to land can create container gardens. 

Habitat Hero Background Information

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People
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Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People

Bird-friendly landscaping provides food, saves water, and fights climate change.

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Bird-Friendly Plants FAQ
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Bird-Friendly Plants FAQ

Got questions? We have answers.

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Habitat Hero Fact Sheet
Habitat Hero Background Information

Habitat Hero Fact Sheet

An overview of Habitat Hero for interested gardeners.

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Habitat Hero Resources

Learn how to create or improve your own bird friendly garden!

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Example Gardens
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Example Gardens

Explore this map of certified Habitat Hero gardens.

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Habitat Hero Events

Habitat Hero Events

Workshops, presentations, and volunteer opportunities

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Become a Habitat Hero
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Become a Habitat Hero

Apply to become a certified Habitat Hero

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