Landscaping for Biodiversity
In response to growing concern about the present vulnerability of ecosystems worldwide Cuvilly has launched its Dig In initiative. With the help of children, parents and friends Cuvilly is reducing areas of lawn and adding native plants and wildlife habitat to it's existing and new gardens.
About Dig In!
In 2022 Cuvilly launched its 'Dig In" initiate. Working to increase biodiversity in multiple small areas such as a backyard can have a huge impact on biodiversity world wide. Over the next few years Cuvilly will be removing areas of grass, increasing the number of plants that support pollinators and creating habitats that support the animals and insects of our locality. To truly have an impact we need others to do the same.
Home Grown National Parks
According to Douglas Tallamy in his book 'Natures Best Hope'.we have three choices; let our ecosystems collapse, let humans dissapear and allow the land to revert back to a natural state or learn to share the land with other species. Cuvilly has chosen the third option and is joining Douglas Tallamy's 'Home Grown National Parks' movement extending our National Parks into our yards. Follow the link below to learn more and join the many people around the nation who a doing the same. homegrownnationalpark.org
A few types of native plants form the backbone of local ecosystems. Oak, willow, blueberry, golden rod, black eyed susan, aster, coreopsis, sunflower are among them. Other natives are also likely to support native wildlife. In the summer of 2022 Cuvilly has planted over 100 new native plants on its campus. Consider adding native plants to your own garden and add to the resources that support the diversity of our wildlife.
Working to increase biodiversity in multiple small areas such as a backyard can have a huge impact on biodiversity world wide.Below are ways you can help.
Choose Native Plants
Plants native to your area will be more resilient and will be more likely to provide support for local pollinators and other wildlife.
Shrink the Lawn
Shrinking your lawn will reduce reliance on harmful fertilizers, weed killers and watering. It will also make more room for wildlife support.
Share your yard with local wildlife by allowing some areas to grow naturally providing food and shelter. Add a log pile, some large rocks or a small pond. Don't cut back plants until late spring.