Wildlife Habitat

Whether you live in urban, suburban or rural areas, you can make a positive impact on native plants and wildlife. Help us boost biodiversity, productivity and environmental quality across the Piedmont.

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Managing Your Section of a River or Stream

Managing Your Section of a River or Stream

Managing flowing aquatic resources in the Piedmont is particularly important, due to our location in the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Improvements to aquatic resources at the local level will enhance regional water quality …
Pond

Managing Your Pond or Lake

Ponds and lakes can provide resources for feeding and nesting to a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic organisms …
Backyard Rain Gardens & Frog Ponds

Backyard Rain Gardens & Frog Ponds

If you live in a suburban area, or have a property that does not contain a water sources such as a pond or a section of stream, you may want to consider planting a rain …
Managing Wetlands for Wildlife

Managing Wetlands for Wildlife

Wetlands, including seeps and springs, serve as important areas of habitat for aquatic and terrestrial animals, and provide the important ecological function of filtering sediment and pollution before they reach the watershed. Wetlands are most …
Managing Your Pesticide Use

Managing Your Pesticide Use

If you must spray chemicals on your property, you can take steps to 'manage' your pesticide use. Pesticides can kill pollinator or at the least negatively affect their pollination and reproduction behaviors. Labels only mention …
| | Native Plants & Pollinators
Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Aquatic and Riparian Areas

Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Aquatic and Riparian Areas

List of wetland plants that also support pollinators, (E) denotes that the plant is a quick rooting robust soil stabilizer …
| | Native Plants & Pollinators
Creating Pollinator Habitat

Creating Pollinator Habitat

It begins with providing a diversity of native plant species that offer an ongoing sequence of open flowers from early spring to fall. Early spring pollinators have the biggest challenge in finding enough nectar and …
| | Native Plants & Pollinators
Web Resources for Creating Habitat

Web Resources for Creating Habitat

Helpful links related to creating habitat, particularly backyard habitats: …
| | Restoring Wildlife Habitat
Native Plant Lists

Native Plant Lists

Find out what plants are native to the Virginia Piedmont using one of the following native plant lists …
| | Native Plants & Pollinators
Wildlife Friendly Farms and Fields

Wildlife Friendly Farms and Fields

This June, PEC led our first Wildlife Friendly Farms and Fields Tour, bringing participants out to see spots where people are actively cultivating their land for the good of native plants and wildlife …