Habitat at Home – Create a beautiful, water-saving landscape that attracts birds and other wildlife
A Habitat at Home landscaping can lower your water bills, reduce yard maintenance, and beautify your home while providing food and habitat for the birds that enrich our community. Native species allow you to enjoy a cooler, low-maintenance, and beautiful landscape in Tucson’s hot and dry weather.
Habitat at Home is so much better with membership! Get a Nature Shop discount for completing each level! View the other benefits of membership here.
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Habitat at Home is a self-guided educational program that will help you to:
Your starter packet includes a planning guide that starts with an inventory of your location: how much space do you have in your yard? Are your landscaping goals a flower pot and a feeder, or a garden makeover? Answering these questions will help you make a plan that best suits your needs. Then, use the Habitat at Home guide to identify plants suitable to your plan.
Complete the checklist for your chosen level. Bring it to the Tucson Audubon Nature Shop and receive the sticker announcing your achievement to add to your Habitat at Home sign. Upload photos of your project to our Flickr site, or share the results with a neighbor. Perhaps even lead your own presentation or a workshop about Habitat at Home to share your success!
GETTING STARTED IS EASY
- Sign up online, the cost is $35 for members, $45 for non-members (one-time registration fee)
- Receive your Habitat at Home yard sign and “In-Progress” sticker in the mail
- Follow the step by step instructions on your Habitat at Home Checklist and feel great that you are helping birds and other wildlife thrive while you save water and make your community a cooler, more enjoyable place to live!
- Have your workbook emailed to you (PDF form) or have a hard copy physically mailed to you
- Take advantage of the additional resources on this site
TRANSFORM YOUR YARD
TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Share your finished bird friendly project with Tucson Audubon! We’d love to see how you adapted the program to your own needs and creative vision. Upload your photos to the Tucson Audubon Flickr page, and make sure your name and a description of your Habitat at Home landscaping project is included in the captions.
Help us track native plants in Tucson! The National Audubon Society is trying to plant 1,000,000 million native plants for birds this year, and we need your help to get there. The Native Plant form is a metric tool that the National Audubon Society and Tucson Audubon Society are using to measure and track how many native plants are being planted across the country and in Tucson. By putting your native plant numbers into this form, you’re helping us reach our goal and accurately measure Tucson’s native plant impact.