Knox SWCD Wildlife Specialist, Brian Hackett, give a presentation for the Virtual Farm Science Review 2020 about ways you can attract wildlife to your own backyard. Check out the video and feel free to contact Brian at our office with more questions!
In the fall many homeowners begin the tedious work of raking up leaves, deadheading old blooms, and disposing of nature’s mulch. Little do many folks know, but the leaves and stems that you are clearing off your property are especially important habitat for many types of insects and even amphibians and reptiles! Leave the leaves where you can and ditch the leaf blowers.
Rain gardens are specially designed gardens that collect and absorb rainwater from the roofs, sidewalks, driveways, even turf grass lawns. By allowing the water to soak into the ground they reduce runoff.