We are the solution. Our residential, ornamental and recreational landscapes can provide sufficient habitat to restore the bird population. We just need to provide the essential ingredients and stop using pesticides. No petitions, no donations, no bureaucracy. We can simply stop being the problem by changing the way we garden.
Birds need 70% native plants in their range to maintain healthy population levels.* That’s approximately 2/3 native plants, and that’s our goal.
If we could plant even half of our 40 million acres of lawn in 2/3 native plants, and keep them pesticide free, we could turn the bird losses into gains.
If all our yards and parks and campuses become Two Thirds, they will eventually connect and create life filled corridors of habitat. A life saver for our birds, our biodiversity, ourselves.