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4 Ways to Increase Biodiversity on Your Property

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  • As global climate change intensifies, some people have become convinced there is nothing they can do to help the earth.

    Instead of giving up, a better strategy is to look for ways to make small, positive changes where you live.

    Even if you have just an average-sized yard, you can still make a difference by creating sustainable micro-habitats to increase biodiversity in your community.

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1. Rehabilitate your pond


  • If you are lucky enough to have a lake or pond on your property, you possess a unique opportunity to increase the number of aquatic species.
  • Start by cleaning up trash and removing any invasive plants. Then replant the shoreline with species native to your area.
  • If no fish or insects seems to live in the water, consider lake aeration to increase the amount of oxygen available to them.
    Benefits of Aeration in Lakes and Ponds
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2. Plant trees


  • As the famous Chinese proverb says, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, but the second best time is today. If no trees grow on your property, plant one immediately.
  • If you are not allowed to do so, then plant one in a pot for the patio instead. Even if you will not be alive to see a newly-planted tree reach maturity, consider it as a gift to the wildlife that will inhabit it.
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3. Evict your turf grass


  • Make the most of every square inch of space available to you by not wasting it on turf grass. Almost no native wildlife eats the grass grown for lawns, and it creates a monoculture that aggressively outcompetes more beneficial herbs and forbs.
  • If you enjoy spending time in open areas, try alternative ground covers such as peanut grass or sensitive plant.
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4. Provide homes


  • With so much land lost to development, the abundance of naturally-occurring animal homes is significantly less than in years past. Providing human-made structures is a wonderful service you can provide.
  • Birdhouses are a must, but don’t limit yourself to providing homes for only this kind of animal. Other species you can invite to your yard include bats, butterflies, and solitary bees.
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Concluding remarks


  • Once your neighbors see the colorful butterflies and birds flitting around your yard, they may feel inspired to transform theirs as well.
  • Even if you cannot get your neighbors on board to continue the positive trend, you can take satisfaction in knowing that your property is a small oasis where living creatures can take refuge.
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