landscapes

sunflowers at midewin.  animalia project

Landscapes support a diversity of life– human and wild.  animalia project shares strategies for creating and maintaining landscapes that contribute to a better environment.  Explore productive, resilient gardens and yards that are beautiful alternatives to sterile lawns and barren places.

animalia project presents educational programs on:

climate smart gardens

— caring for gardens that can respond to new conditions & help mitigate climate change, as the climate changes.  Small landscapes can play a role in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

wildlife habitat in the built environment

— creating habitat in yards, parks and other urban & suburban spaces– without creating bird collision hazards.

visiting local landscapes / transit to trail

— in the Chicago Wilderness region, it’s easy to explore nature– without getting in the car.  The trail begins with public transit.