A story I wrote for Mother Nature Network about saving nature one backyard at a time
http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-to-save-nature-one-backyard-at-a-time went live today, one day after the author wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times on the same topic: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/opinion/in-your-garden-choose-plants-that-help-the-environment.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
The source for my story (and the author of the NYT story) is Doug Tallamy, a professor at the University of Delaware and the person many in the gardening community consider to be the guiding spirit of America’s native plant movement.
If you want to create your own backyard habitat to join in the effort to save nature, check out an online tool from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. The tool is called Yardmap: http://content.yardmap.org