We are the solution. Our residential, ornamental, and recreational landscapes can provide sufficient habitat to restore the bird population. We just need to add the essential ingredients and stop using pesticides. No petitions, no donations, no bureaucracy. We can simply stop being the problem by changing the way we garden.
Birds need 70% (approx 2/3) native plants in their range to maintain healthy population levels.* If even half of America’s 40 million acres of lawn was converted to native plants* and pesticide free maintenance, we could turn the bird losses into gains. This is the Two Thirds for the Birds goal. If all of our yards, parks, and campuses commit to Two Thirds, they will eventually connect and create life filled corridors of habitat.
* Tallamy et al.
“Restoring viable habitat ... is the single most effective thing we can do….(it) will not only stop species loss but will reverse it.”
The Solution is in our hands, in our lands. Two Thirds for The Birds is a call to action and an access to tools: how to do it, who is doing it, and how well we are doing.
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Every time we make even the smallest decision about caring for a piece of land, we have an opportunity to be the solution.
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