In 2019 we partnered with Colorado State University to provide students with an opportunity to support Habitat Hero’s efforts. One of these student projects was to design gardens for climate-threatened birds along the Front Range. Each of the booklets feature plant profiles, a planting diagram, and maintenance tips that will help you plant a garden that will help give birds a fighting chance. Take a look at the booklet descriptions below and find and download the one that best fits your needs.
Purpose: To appeal to as many pollinators and migratory birds as possible in a limited space and no yard. You can still make an impact, even from planting a few strategically placed planters
Audience: Residents living in apartments, retirement homes, patio homes, etc., designed for people with limited space, no yard, and minimal maintenance requirements
Download Full Sun, Partial Sun, and Shade Bird-Friendly Garden Designs
Purpose: To better utilize a backyard as a natural space desirable to native pollinators, native birds, and homeowners
Purpose: Incorporate human use of native plant species and habitats by pollinators and migratory birds
Purpose: Create a corridor for pollinator species to live. With the repeal of the Colorado Water ban, there is going to be an increase for homes that have a more readily available access to water. We wanted to create this design to be able to cater to people that utilize leach fields or water catchment systems.
Audience: Homeowners on the Front Range in Colorado that have a leach field in the back yard or a water catchment system they can use to water the lawn.
Download this Bird-Friendly Garden Design for Sunny and Wet habitats