Comments on: ■ An ecology of gardens and yards https://persquaremile.com/2011/07/15/an-ecology-of-gardens-and-yards/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:30:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Foragings:: The latest news, resources, designs and more | The Metropolitan Field Guide https://persquaremile.com/2011/07/15/an-ecology-of-gardens-and-yards/#comment-4573 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:02:43 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=1251#comment-4573 […] An ecology of gardens and yards:: This informative article from Per Square Mile discusses the vast potential of existing network of yards and gardens and they role they could play in improving urban ecology and habitat. […]

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By: Rhiannon Crain https://persquaremile.com/2011/07/15/an-ecology-of-gardens-and-yards/#comment-4572 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:54:02 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=1251#comment-4572 Check-out yardmap.org. We’re wrestling the pixels into place to support the first landscape ecology citizen science project as I type. It’s focused on bird habitat, given that we are the lab of ornithology, but birds have a long history as a gateway species, and we hope our efforts will have a broader impact on urban/ residential ecology.

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By: An ecology of gardens and yards (via Per Square Mile) « Hector Hugo https://persquaremile.com/2011/07/15/an-ecology-of-gardens-and-yards/#comment-4571 Sun, 17 Jul 2011 20:28:49 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=1251#comment-4571 […] Tucked amidst acres of asphalt jungle are cities’ unsung environmental heroes. Yards, lawns, gardens—call them whatever you please—these bits of unpaved earth play a real role in supporting thriving urban ecosystems. And they could play the part even more eloquently if we thought of them as parts of a larger whole. Anyone who has spent more than five minutes in a city knows they are not always welcoming to people, let alone plants and animals. It … Read More […]

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By: Margie https://persquaremile.com/2011/07/15/an-ecology-of-gardens-and-yards/#comment-4570 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 15:15:08 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=1251#comment-4570 The suburbs of the city near us has seen a boom in the population of wild rabbits, white tail deer, coyotes, and a more recent arrival – raccoons (which are not normally seen this far north). Many people see these animals as pests, while many welcome them. It will be an interesting challenge to see how the city responds to the challenge of integrating these animals into an urban setting.

We live in a rural setting where we have left most of the property open to these animals, but have fenced a portion in an effort to keep the deer and rabbits from eating the vegetables and flowers. We are only moderately successful at this!

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