Posts Categorized: Ecological Services

Colorado Native Shrubs for Bird Habitat

Posted & filed under Birds and Pollinators, Colorado Native Shrubs, Ecological Services.

By Jenifer Heath I have spent several years transforming my yard and specifically building low-water (xeric) and mostly native plant habitat for pollinating insects, and only incidentally for birds and other creatures. This winter I decided that I’d like to make a bigger effort to support birds specifically. Bird habitat should provide water, food, shelter […]

Grasses are the Foundation

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Grassess, Colorado Native Plants, Ecological Services, Prairie Meadow, Propagation, Winter.

By Jan Midgely For additional information on grasses, Cool and Warm Colorado Native Grasses highlights each species’ mature size and growth habit, cultural needs and optimal window to sow seeds. In dry lands with few woody plants, grasses are the foundation of the landscape both functionally and aesthetically. But why should we include them in […]