Stewardship on a Smaller Scale


The scale at which Duke Farms conducts habitat restoration can be daunting for the average homeowner, but no matter how big or small your home landscape there are always ways to implement habitat restoration. The resources under this page are meant to guide homeowners on how they can restore their own home landscape to provide habitat for wildlife.


Buildling a Bat Roost

 

Creating Firefly Habitat

 

Do Research in Your Own Backyard!

 

Divert Your Wastewater

 

Garden Guide for Pollinators

 

How to Build a Rain Barrel

 

How to Install a Rain Garden at Home

 

Invasive Plants & Their Removal

 

Keep Your Rainwater On-site

 

Landscaping for Wildlife: Creating Backyard Habitat

 

Landscaping with Natives

 

Nests for Native Bees

 

Perennial Meadows

 

Seed Collection & Storage

 

Can't find a resource you are looking for? Let us know! Duke Farms has many partners who may have the answers you are looking for and would be more than happy to get you the resources you need to jumpstart habitat restoration in your home landscape.

Check out this video to learn why converting part of your lawn into a native meadow benefits the local ecosystem.

 

Rain Barrel installed by a residential home.

Help conserve water by installing a rain barrel outside your home!

 

Wildflower garden.

Wildflower gardens invite pollinators into your landscape.

 

Rain Garden alongside a residential home.

Rain gardens filter rainwater before it enters local waterways.

 
 
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