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Discover the importance of landscaping for wildlife and how you can make a positive impact on native ecosystems.


By incorporating native plants and creating diverse habitats in your yard or garden, you can support biodiversity, provide essential resources for wildlife, and contribute to the conservation of our natural heritage. Learn about the benefits of landscaping for pollinators, pest control, and ecosystem services, and explore our guides to native and regional trees and flowers to help you create a thriving wildlife habitat right outside your door. Join us in nurturing our environment and fostering a deeper connection with the natural world through wildlife-friendly landscaping.

Native Trees



Prosopos Glandulosa

Other Names: Honey Mesquite

The South Texas landscape is home to a medium-sized tree that can grow up to 40 feet tall. This thorny tree is known for its long, fragrant, and creamy white cylinder spikes that bloom from spring to fall and yellow with maturity. Its deciduous leaves are located alternately along the stems, while its reddish-brown pods (beans) are a favorite treat for jack rabbits, songbirds, and various small mammals.

Native Shrubs

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Texas Lantana

Lantana Urticoides

Other Names: Calico Bush

This deciduous, aromatic perennial shrub can reach up to 6 feet tall and has wide-spreading branches. From April through October, its leggy branches are adorned with compact clusters of bright red, yellow, and orange tube flowers, attracting numerous pollinators. The shrub also produces deep purple-black berries that are poisonous to most mammals, but not to birds.

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