are intended as works-in-progress
that will evolve
over a long period of time.
While much of this information is available in various books,
it is hard to bring it together because
- Build up a listing of (significant) wildlife known to inhabit
or visit the Barron Park neighborhood.
Provide a list of most likely candidates to residents:
- trying to identify an animal.
- trying to landscape their yards to be more wildlife-friendly.
- Provide descriptions of the native plants in Bol Park
and how they contribute to the habitat for wildlife.
- Bring together information from various books and personal experience
on improving the habitats in our neighborhood,
and on coexisting with the wildlife.
Habitat = nesting sites and other shelter plus food.
- For protential grants on wildlife studies or habitat restoration:
Provide background information that is commonly needed
for such proposals.
The intent of these pages in not to replace these books and field guides,
but make them easier to use
by giving you enough information
so that you can narrow down what you need to seek further information on.
many of the books are not indexed for easy search
on the desired features,
for example, "bushes whose berries ripen in early fall".
Many of the books are oriented toward landscaping,
not wildlife habitat.
For example, a book will tell you when a plant blooms,
but won't tell you when its fruit or seed are ripe
(unless it is human-edible).
Most of the books on backyard wildlife habitat/gardens
are written for a national audience
and thus provide general guidelines and some examples.
They can be good for the beginner,
but don't help someone who is more advanced or
who needs to deal with specific local issues.
Many of the books provide partial coverage,
either of species or of attributes of interest.
We also plan to add annotations of purely local interest, for example
- where to see exemplar of a particular plant
- advice generated from local experience with specific plants
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