EG Header 320 x 120Ecosystem Gardening--teaching you to garden sustainably, conserve natural resources, and create welcoming habitat for wildlife in your garden so that you will attract more birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife to your garden. Start by learning about the 5 Pillars of Ecosystem Gardening and then explore more Ecosystem Gardening topics

Ecosystem Gardening for Wildlife, by Carole Sevilla Brown

SPEAKING

Carole Sevilla Brown travels around the country speaking to conferences and giving workshops on these topics and more:
*Ecosystem Gardening for Wildlife
*Landscaping for Wildlife
*Birdscaping Your Garden
*How to Create a Butterfly Garden
*Native Plants for Wildlife
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TEACHING

The Wildlife Garden Academy
An online school bringing expert education by well-known authors and teachers.
Topics include:
*Ecosystem Gardening for Wildlife
*Native Plants for Wildlife
*Pollinators and Native Plants
*Attracting Birds to your Wildlife Garden
*Butterflies in the Wildlife Garden

WRITING

In addition to Ecosystem Gardening, Carole Sevilla Brown manages these websites:
Beautiful Wildlife Garden

Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens

Finding Native Plants

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Neonicotinoids

Neonicotinoids are systemic pesticides that will kill the very pollinators you’re trying to attract to your wildlife garden. A systemic pesticide is absorbed into all parts of the plant: leaves, flowers, pollen, and nectar which means that any caterpillar feeding on that plant, any butterfly sipping some nectar, or any native bee collecting pollen are often killed simply by visiting plants … [Read More...]

Ecosystem Gardening

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What Plants Attract the Most Wildlife?

As I travel around the country speaking at conferences about Ecosystem Gardening for Wildlife, the question I get asked most frequently is "What should I plant?" The easy answer is that you should add lots of locally native plants to your wildlife garden because over thousands of years wildlife … [Read More...]

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Native Plants

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Kill The Bishops Weed

The Agony of Bishop's Weed I've been doing battle for 14 years now with an invasive insidious persistent thug called Bishop's Weed, also known as Goutweed or Snow On The Mountain (Aegopodium podagraria). Every year I swear I'm going to get the Bishop's Weed all pulled out in early spring, and … [Read More...]

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Loblolly Pine Wildlife Value

Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) is a native tree of the southeastern United States. Often growing in wet woodlands, Loblolly Pine provides great habitat and value for wildlife. The native range of Pinus taeda covers eastern Texas to northern Florida, and all of the southern coastal states up to … [Read More...]

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Wildlife Garden

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Look Closer

Slow down. Look carefully. You may be missing out on a lot of wildlife in your garden! When I travel around the country speaking at conferences about Ecosystem Gardening for wildlife, I teach people that the best garden tool is a lawn chair. Take the time to look closely and observe what is … [Read More...]

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Seed Bombing My Wildlife Garden

Collecting seeds from native plants in one area of my wildlife garden to spread throughout other areas of the garden. This year I had an abundance of several species of wood asters growing happily in my front garden. I had the White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata, formerly Aster divaricatus), and … [Read More...]

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Bird Gardening

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Birding Festivals Through the Year

If you want to learn more about the birds in your wildlife garden, one of the best things you can do is to attend birding festivals near you to learn more about birds in their natural habitats. One of the big things on my bucket list is to travel around the country going from birding festival to … [Read More...]

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How Do Birds Stay Warm in Winter

Birds have many built-in strategies for surviving the cold days of winter. And there are also many things we can do in our wildlife gardens to help winter birds. It’s 15 degrees outside. The Polar Vortex has gripped the country in frigid temperatures from New England to some unexpected places this … [Read More...]

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Butterfly Garden

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Restoring the Monarch Butterfly

The Monarch Butterfly has been much in the news lately as we receive the devastating news that the current wintering population in Mexico is at all time low. There are many reasons for this decline in Monarch Butterflies: Current agricultural practice Genetically modified crops Pesticide … [Read More...]

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Saving the Monarch Butterfly

The Monarch Butterfly is in deep trouble, and many passionate organizations have been created to save this single species. But a focus on protecting habitat instead of concentrating on a single species will provide lasting benefits for all species of wildlife and the native plant communities that … [Read More...]

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Pollinator Garden

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How to Attract More Pollinators

Want to attract more pollinators to your wildlife garden? I recently reviewed Heather Holm’s new book Pollinators of Native Plants, where I asked readers to leave comments telling us what they were doing for pollinators in their gardens (We had 2 copies of this book to give away to randomly … [Read More...]

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