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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Resources Reference Books Film Schools Parks and Open Space Natural Heritage Program How2 Projects Plants Regional Plants Forest Flora Reference sheets NYS Plant List Invasives Wildlife Wildlife Species List Birds Butterflies Pollinators Insects Frogs FAQ Advocacy Contact Contact Us About Us Citizen Science Links PlantLists Projects Vacant Lot 1 Habitat Vacant Lot 2 Habitat NF Hampton Inn Habitat Ecological Restoration Media Press Home Michelle Vanstrom Master Naturalist Niagara s Native

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Wildlife Species List Birds Butterflies Pollinators Insects Frogs FAQ Advocacy Contact Contact Us About Us Citizen Science Links PlantLists Projects Vacant Lot 1 Habitat Vacant Lot 2 Habitat NF Hampton Inn Habitat Ecological Restoration Media Press Home Michelle Vanstrom Master Naturalist Niagara s Native Species Butterflies Monarch Table of Contents Monarch Butterflies NYS Salamanders Plants for Pollinators Document Library Name Description Selecting Plants for Pollinators Regional Guide Eastern Broadleaf Forest

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Citizen Science Links PlantLists Projects Vacant Lot 1 Habitat Vacant Lot 2 Habitat NF Hampton Inn Habitat Ecological Restoration Media Press Home Michelle Vanstrom Master Naturalist Niagara s Native Species Pollinators Water Foragers A video byJames Tew Document Library Name Description Plants for Native Bees in N America www xerces org Mid Atlantic Plants for Native Bees www xerces org Northeast Plants for Native Bees www xerces org Nests for Native Bees www xerces org Pollinators in Natural Areas A Primer on Habitat Management Pollinator Friendly Parks Enhance Parks Gardens and Other Greenspaces www xerces org Tunnel Nets for Native Bees Nest Construction and Management www xerces org Pollinator Conservation Strategy www xerces org Selecting Plants for Pollinators A Regional Guide for Farmers Land Managers Gardeners Pollinator Parternship NAPPC Document Library Name Description Managing Road Sides for Bees and Butterflies Xerces Society What You Can Do in Your Yard to Help Bees Video Barabr 0 The Pollinator Pyramid 6 6 09 from Barbara Lucas on Vimeo What you can do in your yard to help bees Document Library Name Description Bumble Bee Guide Sheila Colla Leif Richardson Paul Williams Document Library Name Description An Introduction to Our Native Bees USDA

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Native Species Insects Document Library Name Description Lady Bug Field Guide Lost Lady Bug Project Table of Contents Emerald Ash Borer Wild Ones Niagara and Youngstown Garden Club Invasive Species Program Emerald Ash Borer Update Invasive Exotics Speaker Paul Furhmann Ecology and Environment Inc International Specialists in the Environment Document Library Wasp Watcher How to Find the Wasp That Hunts Emerald Ashborer Forest Health Advisory Potential Impacts of the Emerald

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Pollinator E Broadleaf NYS Hardiness Zones Site Programs Resources Reference Books Film Schools Parks and Open Space Natural Heritage Program How2 Projects Plants Regional Plants Forest Flora Reference sheets NYS Plant List Invasives Wildlife Wildlife Species List Birds Butterflies Pollinators Insects Frogs FAQ Advocacy Contact Contact Us About Us Citizen Science Links PlantLists Projects Vacant Lot 1 Habitat Vacant Lot 2 Habitat NF Hampton Inn Habitat Ecological Restoration Media Press

    Original URL path: http://www.wildonesniagara.org/wildlife/frogs.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    love lawns that go right down to the water s edge They like to feed on the new grass shoots and they don t like to venture far from the water If lawns on your site extend clear to the water you ve created prime goose habitat To discourage the geese from hanging around on the lawns and sidewalks yuck you ll need to change the shoreline landscaping A useful but not overwhelming manual called Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality explains that Nuisance animals like Canada geese and mallards will not usually cross a buffer zone to a lawn because they are reluctant to walk through tall grass that provides good camouflage for predators What kind of buffer zone are they talking about A boundary of native wildflowers grasses and sedges shrubs and trees that extends along the water s edge separating it from the lawn or path To be effective at keeping birds in the water the buffer zone should extend 25 to 100 feet out from the shore and also up to 25 feet into the water It will therefore include land plants emergent plants that grow in the shallow water along the shore and aquatic plants that are mainly submerged or float in the water In addition to separating the wildlife area from the human area a buffer of natural vegetation has a number of benefits It will improve water quality by filtering runoff that may contain lawn chemicals anchoring shoreline soil and preventing its erosion into the water and keeping lake floor sediments on the lake floor It will reduce maintenance of the grounds since once established the natural vegetation will require no fertilizers or herbicides no watering little weeding or trimming and occasional if any mowing Unlike lawn it will provide visual interest and

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Jefferson is deemed important then the 360o view may need to be protected Viewsheds are very important for historic resources When land adjacent to a historic site is developed it can mar or even destroy the integrity of the historic site Similarly when scenic vistas are lost visitors may stop coming and residents will lose aspects of the landscape that they most value There are economic reasons to protect viewsheds since they are important to attracting what are known as Heritage Tourists who come to see historic or culturally important sites Heritage tourists spend on average two and a half times as much money than do other tourists Therefore protecting the views may be important to making the economic argument for green infrastructure protection Document Library Name Description Case Studies The Benefits and Impacts of Urban Road Removal Summary of Case Studies by TA Switalski et al City Parks Closing Roads to Cars Center For City Park Excellence Parking In Parks Center for City Park Excellence Economic Impacts of Protecting Rivers Trails and Greenway Trails Trust for Public Land Conservation An Investment That Pays The Trust for Public Land Case Studies in Urban Freeway Removal Seattle Urban Mobility Plan January 2008 Niagara Power Project Relicensing Settlement Agreements Summary Standing Committee Funding Lessons Learned Local Approach Document Library Name Description Olmsted Preservation Strategy for Niagara Reprints National Association for Olmsted Parks Niagara Heritage Partnership Proposal A Proposal for a Genuine Niagara River Greenway www niagaraheritage org Governor Lucius Robinson Niagara Falls http lcweb2 loc gov gc amrvg vg54 vg54 sgm Road Ecology http www ecologyandsociety org vol12 iss1 art11 Green Infrastructure Planning Karen E Firehock Smart Growth Practices Smart Growth Network New York State Historic Preservation Plan March 2009 2007 NYSDOT Traffic Report Traffic counts for RMP Document Library Name Description

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Broadleaf NYS Hardiness Zones Site Programs Resources Reference Books Film Schools Parks and Open Space Natural Heritage Program How2 Projects Plants Regional Plants Forest Flora Reference sheets NYS Plant List Invasives Wildlife Wildlife Species List Birds Butterflies Pollinators Insects Frogs FAQ Advocacy Contact Contact Us About Us Citizen Science Links PlantLists Projects Vacant Lot 1 Habitat Vacant Lot 2 Habitat NF Hampton Inn Habitat Ecological Restoration Media Press Home Michelle

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