Homegrown Conservation

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” – E.O. Wilson

From pollination of crops and flowering plants to providing an important foundation of many food chains, insects provide ecosystem and economic services that are vital to the health of the world. Unfortunately, studies show that many species of insects and other invertebrates are experiencing significant global decline. Fortunately, adopting homegrown conservation practices can help support insects and other wildlife at home.

Bug Friendly Practices

Support Insects and Spiders in Your Home Landscape With These Homegrown Conservation Tips

Lessen Your Lawn

Monocultures of green lawns provide few, if any, ecosystem benefits. Learn more about the importance of reducing your lawn and how to steward your landscape more sustainably and responsibly.

Leave the Leaves

Fallen leaves contribute to healthy landscapes by recycling nutrients and providing overwintering habitat for many creatures. Learn more about how to approach sustainable garden clean-up.

Flip the Switch

Extraneous light in the night sky, or light pollution, is contributing to insect decline throughout the world. Learn more about how light pollution disrupts natural wildlife cycles and how you can help.

Eliminate Invasives

Invasive plants damage native plant communities and weaken ecosystem resilience. Learn more about what makes a plant invasive and how plant invasions can hurt wildlife and their homes.

Reduce Pesticides

Pesticide use is one of the leading causes of insect decline. Learn more about how integrated pest management can help you sustainably control pests in your home landscape.

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