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Do your parents like to garden? Then you might have a beautiful lawn surrounded by flowers, or a vegetable garden. Humans have been introducing plants to our landscapes for centuries, which has dramatically altered the natural habitat of many environments. Chances are, the landscape you live in is not a natural landscape. One movement is to restore these habitats by re-introducing native plants. Conduct a survey in your area looking for native and non-native plant species. You can take pictures of the plants in your neighborhood and then bring the pictures to a local nursery for identification. How many native and non-native plants are there? Can you identify any areas in need of restoration? (National Arbor Day Foundation, 2006; Douce and Moorhead, 2006; NPS, 2006)

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Bibliography

  • Douce, G.K. and D.J. Moorhead, 2006. "Invasive Species," Tifton, GA: University of Georgia. [accessed: 3/1/2006] http://www.invasive.org/.
  • National Arbor Day Foundation, 2006. "National Arbor Day Foundation," Washington, D.C. [accessed: 3/1/2006] http://www.arborday.org/.
  • NPS, 2006. "National Park Service," Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior. [accessed: 3/1/2006] http://www.nps.gov/.

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