Be a Backyard Ecologist

We want to help you make a positive ecological difference, have fun doing it, and use your land the way you want. We recognize there are no one-size-fits-all answers and the “right” answer is different for everyone.

That’s why we offer multiple ways to join us and become a Backyard Ecologist. We want to meet you where you are at in your ecological journey and be there for you as your needs change.

Our focus on the eastern U.S. means that the information we share is applicable to you and where you live.

The Backyard Ecologist’s Newsletter

Are you a fan of Backyard Ecology? Would you like to get to know us (Shannon and Anthony) a little better? Do you want an easy way to make sure you don’t miss out on anything happening in the Backyard Ecology world? Then The Backyard Ecologist’s Newsletter is for you.

The Backyard Ecologist’s Newsletter is a free weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox.

Subscribe to The Backyard Ecologist’s Newsletter and get:

🦋 The latest Backyard Ecology news.

🦋 Round ups of the most recent Backyard Ecology blogs, podcasts, and videos.

🦋 Bonus tips and musings from Shannon and Anthony which aren’t included in the regular Backyard Ecology blogs, podcasts, and videos.

🦋 An additional gift when you subscribe.

Backyard Ecology Community

Are you a busy homeowner in the eastern U.S. who is already attracting pollinators and wildlife to your property? Do you want to do more but don’t know what to do next or how to do it?

Maybe you’ve been sifting through all the information available online and in books trying to figure out what to do next. But sifting through everything is time consuming, frustrating because you’re not sure how to apply all that information to your own situation, and a little overwhelming.

Maybe you really like and appreciate all the free Backyard Ecology content, but it’s also more information to sift through. What you really want is a way to ask questions and get personalized guidance for your unique situation without feeling like you are constantly having to sift through everything and figure it out on your own. We created the Backyard Ecology Community to solve exactly this frustration and need.

In the Backyard Ecology Community, we help you improve, maintain, expand, and enjoy your pollinator and wildlife habitat. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to confidently create and maintain a functioning ecosystem on your property that attracts lots of pollinators and wildlife, but also gives you time to sit back and enjoy what you’ve created.

Backyard Ecology Community members can take advantage of:

🦋 Multiple member’s only live, virtual events each month that are designed to guide, teach, coach, and give you the opportunity to ask questions.

🦋 A private forum for ongoing support, encouragement, and advice from other Backyard Ecologists and nature lovers.

🦋 Opportunities to make new friends and help others.

🦋 Direct access to Shannon and Anthony.

How to Create Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat: A Comprehensive Course for the Eastern U.S.

Are you a busy homeowner in the eastern U.S. who likes the idea of creating pollinator and wildlife habitat on your property, but you aren’t sure where to start?

Maybe you’ve started trying to sift through all the information available on the topic, but quickly got frustrated and overwhelmed.

Maybe you recognize that investing in some help and guidance will save you time, frustrations, and money in the long run, but you don’t want to (or can’t afford to) hire someone to just create it for you.

What you really want and need is something in between. Something that will empower you to be able to do it yourself while also providing you with support and guidance along the way. That’s what we provide in our How to Create Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat course.

Our course offers:

🦋 Expert guidance for creating pollinator and wildlife habitat on your property.

🦋 A combination of pre-recorded lessons and live sessions that will guide you through the process and empower you to create and implement your own habitat design plan that is customized for your unique property and goals.

🦋 Small group setting consisting of other nature lovers with similar goals – small group setting means more personal attention while still being able to benefit from the questions and experiences of the group.

🦋 Private forum for support between sessions.

🦋 And much more.

It’s entirely possible for you to go from not having any sort of plan when you start the course to having plants in the ground by the end of the course.

We’re here to help you cut through the overwhelm, frustration, and lack of direction so you can create a pollinator and wildlife oasis on your property, become a good steward of your land, and leave a positive ecological legacy. You don’t have to do this alone.

Backyard Ecology’s Guiding Principles:

🦋 Curiosity: Nature is fun, interesting, and worth exploring. We will never know everything. Answers lead to more questions. That’s half the fun.

🦋 Balanced: You don’t have to choose. You can support nature AND the lifestyle you desire.

🦋 Science informed: Habitat creation and management should be based on the latest scientific research available.

🦋 Stewardship: Anyone can make a positive difference in the natural world and leave an ecological legacy on their property.