Landscaping for Wildlife in Arid areas

​Arid climates create their own challenges when landscaping for wildlife. This property in Graham, Arizona has several species of native trees, a variety of flowering shrubs, gardens and “ground”, instead of lawn. Other important features include snags, a brushpile, a beehouse, bird feeders, and nest boxes.  As a reward, this property has seen over 17 different species of birds in the last 30 days.
For the human habitants they are collecting rainwater and composting, which are both excellent ways to minimize one’s impact. To see this map in more detail: http://app.yardmap.org/map/L4821834. And, if you are interested in landscaping in arid areas, consider xeriscaping techniques: http://content.yardmap.org/learn/the-seven-principles-of-xeriscape/

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