Habitat gardening overview

Waystation  ©Janet AllenPart of our monarch waystation next to the side road

Wildlife needs the same things people need: food, water, cover, and a place to raise young.

In this section, we show what we've done to provide these habitat basics and discuss some other habitat issues.

The first question anyone might have is "Why is it important to have a habitat garden?"

And a habitat garden is important not just for wildlife, but also for people, and especially children.

We've done as much as we could throughout our yard, but if we had to streamline it, we describe the bottom line in Habitat Express.

The habitat basics

We provide the habitat basics all creatures need:

Designing our yard

Our yard through the seasons

  • Here in Central New York we have four seasons: