New: Columbus Wild Ones Native Plant Butterfly Garden Recognition Program?
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
Year round educational programing with a focus on Native Landscaping!
We ask that you attend at least 5 monthly educational meetings, events or conferences. These are Educational opportunities that will help you understand WHY Native Landscaping is so valuable to not only our own properties, but our entire eco system.
?An initial home garden visit by a Wild Ones member!
We will tour the property, taking inventory of what you are currently offering to meet the needs of wildlife habitat in your area.? Notes will be made on what you would like to add to your existing or new garden areas. Photos will be taken at this visit. This visit will last 1 hour. We will have resources available for landscape designers and other information to complete your goals.
?$100.00 Certificate from Natives in Harmony – ONLY Ohio Genotypes Species sold here!
Please visit Natives in Harmony?for a list of native plants available. If you wish to add trees or shrubs, Gale Martin, owner, ?will work with you in getting them ordered for your property.??
?$20.00 OFF Annual Wild Ones Columbus Membership!
We have several membership opportunities available ?Columbus Wild Ones?Plus an extensive list of resources and partners such as: Monarch Watch, National Wildlife Federation and others.
Final visit, checking off native landscaping was added to the original landscape design!
After photos will be taken, and we will post three photos on our Wild Ones national and local web sites. People across the USA will see the corridor that you and other have created by Landscaping with Natives for butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife that is essential for biodiversity across the world.
Professional Yard Sign-Wild Ones Native Plant Butterfly Garden Recognition value $35.00
Total cost for this program is $155.00. ?We hope that you are looking forward to moving forward to?Bring Nature to Others, One Yard at a Time.? Wild Ones Columbus thanks you!?Please contact Barbara Velez Barbosa?at [email protected]?to schedule a visit.
Should you want to create a?certified wildlife habitat with the National Wildlife Federation, it is?easy. Gardening with native plants gives you a head start.
A certified?habitat should contain:
FOOD — Native plants provide wildlife with a buffet of nectar, pollen, nuts, seeds, berries and more. Plant diversity increases the number of species found in your habitat.
?WATER — A reliable water source is a key element for a variety of wildlife. Animals need water for drinking and some need it for breeding.
?COVER — Evergreen shrubs and stacked rock walls are two ways to offer wildlife shelter from predators and bad weather. Layers of vegetation also ensure safe places for critters.
?PLACES TO RAISE YOUNG — Dense shrubs, a nesting box or pond are examples of places wildlife need to mate and raise their young.
?SUSTAINABLE GARDENING PRACTICES ? How you manage your garden can have an effect on the health of the world around you.? Techniques like capturing rain water, xeriscaping, mulching, avoiding pesticides, and composting are just a few examples of how you can make your garden conservation-savvy!?
Go Native!? Native plants should be the foundation of any well-designed wildlife habitat. Native plants are adapted to our climate, rainfall and soils, and they support native pollinators. They typically require less maintenance, water, fertilizers and pesticides once established. Learn which native plants are best for attracting butterflies, birds and other wildlife. Visit the national?Wild Ones website?for more helpful information and resources!?