Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Providing habitat for our local wildlife is a priority here at the KBGA and with this in mind we have begun our newest wildlife friendly garden. The area being planted is off a side trail near the entrance to our Dogwood Nature Trail and covers over 10,000 square feet of former lawn. The impact of this planting goes beyond the food and shelter benefits to birds and small mammals. We estimate we will be eliminating over forty hours of lawn mowing (and nearly as much time line trimming) per year which in turn reduces our overall footprint. All plant material will be native to the southeastern US and will be sourced as locally as possible. Stay tuned for updates as the garden progresses.
This project has been made possible by the generosity of the Seven Islands Foundation. We (and the wildlife) are grateful for their leadership in the field of habitat restoration.