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Today's map comes from across the border in British Colombia. Though this mapper has quite a bit of lawn, they have several other features that provide beneficial habitat for wildlife; shrubs lining the property, native trees and flowers, a compost pile, a brush pile, and arguably, the most important--a CATIO! To see more: http://app.yardmap.org/map/L5575610

Today's map comes from across the border in British Colombia. Though this mapper has quite a bit of lawn, they have several other features that provide beneficial habitat for wildlife; shrubs lining the property, native trees and flowers, a compost pile,

Check out this beautifully detailed YardMap from Gaston, NC: http://app.yardmap.org/map/L2421980. This property sports some super-nutritious, berry-producing native shrubs that birds love, such as nannyberry, spicebush, and beautyberry. Other important habitat details include a brush pile, bird baths, and feeders. We admire their efforts to conserve resources by using a rain barrel and compost bin!

Check out this beautifully detailed YardMap from Gaston, NC: http://app.yardmap.org/map/L2421980. This property sports some super-nutritious, berry-producing native shrubs that birds love, such as nannyberry, spicebush, and beautyberry. Other important habitat details include a brush pile, bird baths, and feeders. We admire their efforts to conserve resources by using a rain barrel and compost bin!

Zoom in on this Saratoga, New York, home and admire all the bird friendly features. Scattered around the property are several bird feeders, nest boxes and brush piles, along with various trees, and flowering shrubs. For the human inhabitants they have an extensive garden watered by a rain-barrel, with a compost pile close by. Looks like a lovely place to call home. http://app.yardmap.org/map/L3097366

Zoom in on this Saratoga, New York, home and admire all the bird friendly features. Scattered around the property are several bird feeders, nest boxes and brush piles, along with various trees, and flowering shrubs. For the human inhabitants they have an extensive garden watered by a rain-barrel, with a compost pile close by. Looks like a lovely place to call home. http://app.yardmap.org/map/L3097366

This home in Ravalli, MT has excellent features to support wildlife. They have numerous native plants, including trees, shrubs and flowers, a heated bird bath, various feeding options, and nest boxes, which provide protection for local birds. Gardens, composts and diverse habitats support the humans in the household. To see more: http://app.yardmap.org/map/L2933869

This home in Ravalli, MT has excellent features to support wildlife. They have numerous native plants, including trees, shrubs and flowers, a heated bird bath, various feeding options, and nest boxes, which provide protection for local birds. Gardens, composts and diverse habitats support the humans in the household. To see more: http://app.yardmap.org/map/L2933869

Nine habitat types across the property provide plenty of opportunity for bird diversity. To attrat and support birds, these landowners provide 7 nest boxes, several feeders and suet cages, and a couple of bird baths, one of which is heated and provides a water source throughout the long Wisconsin winters. A bat house and rock walls provide habitat for wildlife and compost and lack of pesticide and fertilizer use contribute to a healthy habitat.  http://app.yardmap.org/map/L4024199

Nine habitat types across the property provide plenty of opportunity for bird diversity. To attrat and support birds, these landowners provide 7 nest boxes, several feeders and suet cages, and a couple of bird baths, one of which is heated and provides a water source throughout the long Wisconsin winters. A bat house and rock walls provide habitat for wildlife and compost and lack of pesticide and fertilizer use contribute to a healthy habitat. http://app.yardmap.org/map/L4024199

This YardMap highlight is a unique map that shows off some very detailed mapping skills and also has potential to produce some very interesting data. The design was granted to include not only functionality, but also to provide a visual quality that spurs inspiration. Even in 1945 that translated into lakes and trees and lots of shrubs! Explore all the possibilities for habitat suggestions on this map at http://app.yardmap.org/map/L2887586 and http://app.yardmap.org/map/L2896806.

This YardMap highlight is a unique map that shows off some very detailed mapping skills and also has potential to produce some very interesting data. The design was granted to include not only functionality, but also to provide a visual quality that spurs inspiration. Even in 1945 that translated into lakes and trees and lots of shrubs! Explore all the possibilities for habitat suggestions on this map at http://app.yardmap.org/map/L2887586 and http://app.yardmap.org/map/L2896806.

This weeks stunning YardMap Highlight shows us how one can incorporate small, useful, plots of lawn into a diverse and natural yard. The site line surrounds the entire property and is completely filled in with one type of habitat or another. Objects are placed on top and all habitats and objects are within the site line. To learn more http://app.yardmap.org/map/L3776481 or read a new article: http://content.yardmap.org/learn/a-complete-yardmap/

This weeks stunning YardMap Highlight shows us how one can incorporate small, useful, plots of lawn into a diverse and natural yard. The site line surrounds the entire property and is completely filled in with one type of habitat or another. Objects are placed on top and all habitats and objects are within the site line. To learn more http://app.yardmap.org/map/L3776481 or read a new article: http://content.yardmap.org/learn/a-complete-yardmap/

Home in Arizona boasts up to six habitat types, no small feat considering the surrounding terrain. This home has enhanced each of the various microclimates around the home, increasing the diversity of plant life and, as such, the diversity of wildlife. They use no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, collect rain in rain barrels, and provide a number of other habitat improvements like nest boxes, bird baths, compost piles... Habitat in Arid climates: http://content.yardmap.org/learn/arid/.

Home in Arizona boasts up to six habitat types, no small feat considering the surrounding terrain. This home has enhanced each of the various microclimates around the home, increasing the diversity of plant life and, as such, the diversity of wildlife. They use no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, collect rain in rain barrels, and provide a number of other habitat improvements like nest boxes, bird baths, compost piles... Habitat in Arid climates: http://content.yardmap.org/learn/arid/.

Yardmap helps us to see our local and familiar world around us in new ways. This home in Middlesex, MA is an excellent example of diversity and backyard ecology. Organic and native herbs and wildflowers that aid pollinators, an array of bird baths, houses and feeders, and the structural diversity of shrubs, trees, and standing snags to support birds, wildlife and ultimately the vast and interconnected ecosystem right outside the window! Check out this Yardmap…

Yardmap helps us to see our local and familiar world around us in new ways. This home in Middlesex, MA is an excellent example of diversity and backyard ecology. Organic and native herbs and wildflowers that aid pollinators, an array of bird baths, houses and feeders, and the structural diversity of shrubs, trees, and standing snags to support birds, wildlife and ultimately the vast and interconnected ecosystem right outside the window! Check out this Yardmap…

Petite parcels can still pack a powerful punch with habitat resources for small animals. This week's highlight comes from Wellington, Ontario and shows us how even the smallest of yards or gardens can have a big impact on habitat improvement. This 22,000 square ft site boasts 136 habitat features that are sure to bring a bit of comfort in the Canadian cold. Visit, explore, and like this map at http://app.yardmap.org/map/L4225599.

Petite parcels can still pack a powerful punch with habitat resources for small…

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YardMaps are works in progress, just like our properties! Here is a YardMap that was created back in 2013.They have an impressive collection of trees and shrubs.This yardmapper recently logged in and edited his/her map, continuing to document his/her work: http://app.yardmap.org/map/L2146761

YardMaps are works in progress, just like our properties! Here is a YardMap that was created back in 2013.They have an impressive collection of trees and shrubs.This yardmapper recently logged in and edited his/her map, continuing to document his/her work: http://app.yardmap.org/map/L2146761

Bear Haven in Sussex, New Jersey, is certainly a "haven" for many. Their YardMap has brush and rock piles, bird feeders, logs and shrubs that make for great habitats for birds.  If I was a bird migrating through, Bear Haven would be on my list of places to land and take a rest! To see more:http://app.yardmap.org/map/L1625221

Bear Haven in Sussex, New Jersey, is certainly a "haven" for many. Their YardMap has brush and rock piles, bird feeders, logs and shrubs that make for great habitats for birds. If I was a bird migrating through, Bear Haven would be on my list of places to land and take a rest! To see more:http://app.yardmap.org/map/L1625221

A new map from Lane, OR. has an impressive list of bird sightings, 22 species, and a resident population of brown bats. Their property consists of more than 30% forest and more than 30% wetland habitat. Both provide necessary resources for wildlife. They refrain from  pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers considering their location to the river. Lastly, they minimize their own footprint by growing their own food, composting, and using solar power.http://app.yardmap.org/map/L4617764

A new map from Lane, OR. has an impressive list of bird sightings, 22 species, and a resident population of brown bats. Their property consists of more than 30% forest and more than 30% wetland habitat. Both provide necessary resources for wildlife. They refrain from pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers considering their location to the river. Lastly, they minimize their own footprint by growing their own food, composting, and using solar power.http://app.yardmap.org/map/L4617764

This YardMap in Lake, Montana makes me want to get on a plane and visit! Not only are they backed onto expansive western forests, they've designed their landscape to support the numerous wildlife in their area. They have a variety of native trees, shrubs and flowers, an irrigation pond to water their gardens and a diversity of open spaces managed for natives. To see more: http://app.yardmap.org/map/L3142671

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Small, urban properties are very important to wildlife, and we'd like to share a YardMap that makes the most of its space http://app.yardmap.org/map/L306218 This San Diego property is less than 1/5 acre in size, but is filled with trees, shrubs, flowers, and herbs that provide essential habitat, such as cover, food, and nesting locations, for wildlife,

Small, urban properties are very important to wildlife, and we'd like to share a YardMap that makes the most of its space http://app.yardmap.org/map/L306218 This San Diego property is less than 1/5 acre in size, but is filled with trees, shrubs, flowers, and herbs that provide essential habitat, such as cover, food, and nesting locations, for wildlife,

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