Eileen KaneCommunicationsDirector, immediate pastDesert Rivers AudubonDesigning Urban Landscapesfor Wildlife
DesertRiversAudubon.orgEileen M. Kane,eileenmkane.info, eileen@sciencearizona.orgTrained asMaricopa County Master Gardener...
Audubon:Birds Not CarsJohn James Audubon 1785-1851To conserve and restore naturalecosystems, focusing on birds, other wild...
Citizen Science: “The systematic collection and analysis of data;development of technology; testing of natural phenomena; ...
in ArizonaeBird data for Lucy’s Warblersightings, South Central AZ.November-April, $15,research kit.
AudubonArizonaDesert RiversAudubon Paid staff Appleton-WhittellResearch Ranch Habitat conservation Foster a culture of...
Hummingbird Habitatat Desert Breeze Park Est. 1999, 660 N. Desert BreezeParkway, Chandler Chandler Parks & Recreation R...
Bird Habitat Recognition Program Go native Supplement food for birds Provide a water source Grey-water system Rainwat...
Go NativeDamianita, Chrysactiniamexicana, APRILFlat TopBuckwheat,EriogonumfasciculatumAPRILPink Fairy Duster, Calliandra e...
Grow Your Own Birdseedhttp://www.birdsandblooms.com/Birds/Spring/Grow-Your-Own-BirdseedAutumn Joy sedumBlack-eyed Susan (R...
Add Water
Abert’s Towhee
Verdin
Anna’s Hummingbird http://www.aztrees.org/http://www.hummingbirdsociety.org17 species in AZ
Let There Be Lizards49 lizard species in ArizonaWestern Zebra-tailed Lizardhttp://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/nongameandendangeredwi...
Don’t Forget Butterflieshttp://azdragonfly.net/http://www.swmonarchs.org/http://www.herbsociety.org/greenbridges/greenbrid...
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Intro to desert Rivers Audubon's Habitat Recognition program and leaving room for wildlife in our gardens, landscapes & school yards.

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Designing urban landscapes for wildlife

  1. 1. Eileen KaneCommunicationsDirector, immediate pastDesert Rivers AudubonDesigning Urban Landscapesfor Wildlife
  2. 2. DesertRiversAudubon.orgEileen M. Kane,eileenmkane.info, eileen@sciencearizona.orgTrained asMaricopa County Master GardenerMaster Watershed StewardUrban Forester Vol., City of PhoenixCurrentSocial Media ManagerArizona SciTech Festival bloggerStatewide Coordinator, ScienceCafes
  3. 3. Audubon:Birds Not CarsJohn James Audubon 1785-1851To conserve and restore naturalecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, andtheir habitats for the benefit of humanity and theearths biological diversity.500 local Chapters nationwideMore than 2,500 Audubon-designated Important Bird Areashttp://aziba.org/Citizen Science-Christmas Bird Count
  4. 4. Citizen Science: “The systematic collection and analysis of data;development of technology; testing of natural phenomena; and thedissemination of these activities by researchers on a primarily avocationalbasis,“ or "public participation in scientific research.“ OpenScientist.orgOwlWatch volunteers from DesertRivers Audubon monitor the artificialurban burrowing owl habitat installationat Zanjero Park, Gilbert. Christmas Bird Count,December 14, 2012-January 5, 2013
  5. 5. in ArizonaeBird data for Lucy’s Warblersightings, South Central AZ.November-April, $15,research kit.
  6. 6. AudubonArizonaDesert RiversAudubon Paid staff Appleton-WhittellResearch Ranch Habitat conservation Foster a culture ofconservation Be an effective voicefor the conservation ofbirds Nina Mason PulliamRio Salado AudubonCenter http://az.audubon.org All-Volunteer Educating & inspiringto protect & preservebirds, wildlife & theirhabitats Chandler Gilbert Mesa Queen Creek Apache Junction the San Tan Valley parts of Pinal Countyhttp://desertriversaudubon.org/
  7. 7. Hummingbird Habitatat Desert Breeze Park Est. 1999, 660 N. Desert BreezeParkway, Chandler Chandler Parks & Recreation Retention Basin Demonstrate sustainablelandscaping Attract Hummingbirds Highlight native plants Provide hands-on demonstrations
  8. 8. Bird Habitat Recognition Program Go native Supplement food for birds Provide a water source Grey-water system Rainwater capture system Plantings in ground depressions or waterwells Gutters and downspouts 50% or more of my trees are native 50% or more of my shrubs & flowers arenative 50% or more of my ground cover is native 65% or more of all my trees, shrubs andground cover are low water-use Cat kept indoors
  9. 9. Go NativeDamianita, Chrysactiniamexicana, APRILFlat TopBuckwheat,EriogonumfasciculatumAPRILPink Fairy Duster, Calliandra eriophylla,APRIL
  10. 10. Grow Your Own Birdseedhttp://www.birdsandblooms.com/Birds/Spring/Grow-Your-Own-BirdseedAutumn Joy sedumBlack-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)Blazing star (Liatris species)Coreopsis (Coreopsis, hardiness varies byvariety)Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus, annual)Goldenrod (Solidago species)Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia,annual)Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)Purple majesty millet (Pennisetumglaucum Purple Majesty, annual)Sunflower (Helianthus annuus, annual)
  11. 11. Add Water
  12. 12. Abert’s Towhee
  13. 13. Verdin
  14. 14. Anna’s Hummingbird http://www.aztrees.org/http://www.hummingbirdsociety.org17 species in AZ
  15. 15. Let There Be Lizards49 lizard species in ArizonaWestern Zebra-tailed Lizardhttp://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/nongameandendangeredwildlifeprogram/reptiles.shtml
  16. 16. Don’t Forget Butterflieshttp://azdragonfly.net/http://www.swmonarchs.org/http://www.herbsociety.org/greenbridges/greenbridges-initiative.html

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