Hosted by the Native Plant Trust
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Suburban yards can support remarkably high plant biodiversity. How homeowners manage their yards largely determines the plant composition of these expanding ecosystems.
In this talk, Woodwell Climate Research Center Ecologist Christopher Neill and Conservation Biologist Desiree Narango describe findings from a one-of-a-kind, nationwide research project that examined the flora, soils, microclimates, insects, and birds in suburban yards in six metropolitan regions across the United States, including Boston. Neill will address how suburbanization does or does not homogenize residential landscapes compared with the natural areas that surround these cities. He will connect this new research to ways that homeowners can modify their yards to support native plants and wildlife and how the new collaboration between Native Plant Trust and Woodwell Climate Research Center shares the research with a broader audience.