- Flowers dancing with butterflies and buzzing with bees.
- Hummingbirds darting from one flower to the next.
- Birds singing.
- Possibly, a deer grazing through your property (without munching everything you’ve planted into oblivion).
- A variety of other pollinators and wildlife also using your property and calling it home.
Does that sound like the type of environment that you want to create on your property? If you are like us, and many of the people we know, then the answer is “yes.”
There is just something so calming and intriguing about nature. It calls to us. We want to be near it. We want to look out our windows and see the birds and butterflies flitting across our yards. We want to walk through the woods or fields and be surrounded by beautiful plants, hear the birds calling overhead, or catch a glimpse of a hen turkey slinking off into deeper cover.
We dream of creating a place where both the animals and us are happy and at home.
Despite dreaming of a yard or property alive with wildlife and pollinators, many people feel lost when it comes to making those dreams come true.
- Where should you start?
- How do you actually DO any of this?
- Yes, there are lots of books and internet resources available, but how applicable are they to your unique property and situation?
Not to mention, it’s one thing to want to create an oasis for pollinators and wildlife, but how do you balance their needs with the needs and desires of you and your family?
- Does it have to be an all or nothing situation?
- Can you have the oasis and still use your land the way you want to use it?
The questions go on and on. The good news is you’re not alone. We get it. We’ve asked many of those questions ourselves. We’ve also helped others discover their own answers to those questions and a long list of additional questions.
We’re not going to lie to you. There is no simple one-size-fits-all answer or solution when it comes to creating your dream pollinator and wildlife habitat. It’s all about finding the right balance between your needs and desires and those of the pollinators and wildlife you want to invite onto your land. And your balancing point is going to be unique to you, because no one else has the same property with the same challenges and opportunities, or shares your exact same desires, goals, and interests.
But you don’t have to do this alone. We can help you create your dream pollinator and wildlife habitat so you can use your property in the way you wish and also care for the pollinators and wildlife that call your land home.
How We Can Help
Creating the wildlife and pollinator habitat of your dreams starts with knowing your goals and what you already have on your property.
We can help you focus your goals, discover what you already have on your property, and make a plan to turn your property into the pollinator and wildlife habitat of your dreams.
We can even guide you step-by-step through the process if you want continued hands-on support.
Plants for Pollinators and Wildlife
You can’t have good wildlife and pollinator habitat without providing the plants those animals need for food and shelter.
We have a small-scale nursery specializing in plants that benefit pollinators and wildlife.
One thing about nature is that you can never know everything there is to know.
There is always something new to discover and new questions to ask.
We love learning, digging into the research to find out what new information scientists are discovering, and then sharing that new knowledge with others.
Who Are We?
We are Shannon and Anthony Trimboli. We are passionate about pollinators, wildlife, and nature in general. We also love sharing our passion with others and helping them learn about pollinators, wildlife, native plants, and the ecosystems around them. We have degrees in wildlife biology, ecology, and agriculture, as well as, a wide range of professional and personal experiences building upon those degrees. Together, we bring a synergy that comes from almost 30 years of friendship and working together on wildlife-related projects and almost 25 years of marriage.
Our Gift to You
Did you know that garden hardiness zones don’t mean anything when it comes to gardening with native plants?
If you’re like most people, then probably not. But when it comes to growing native plants, ecoregions are more important than the more familiar plant hardiness zones.
Learn more in Shannon’s e-book, An Introduction to Gardening with Native Plants: Hardiness Zones and Ecoregions. It’s our gift to you for subscribing to our email list. (You can unsubscribe at any time, but our goal is to make the information we share so valuable and pertinent to the questions you are asking that you’ll want to keep getting the emails.)