GARDEN WITH CARE AVOID SYNTHETIC MESHES AND NETS
As #spring approaches, homeowners begin to think about #landscaping and #gardening plans for the warm months ahead. Please consider abandoning the use of synthetic plastic meshes and nets for soil stabilization and protection of fruit and vegetable plants. These materials pose a significant hazard to wildlife, especially #snakes, as they weave their way through the fabric, leaving them entangled and unable to move. Once entangled, they are exposed to predation and/or extreme temperatures where they succumb to over-heating and inevitably face death.
These products are designed for temporary use, but often remain in place for months or even years. They are marketed as degradable products, but keep in mind that degradable is not synonymous with #biodegradable. Degradable products break apart (not down) over time, leaving permanent fragments in the environment.
Fortunately, there are many 100% biodegradable products available that serve the same purpose as their synthetic counterparts. Some examples are jute (vegetable fibers), sisal (natural Agave fibers) and coir fiber (coconut husk fibers). Not only are these products biodegradable, but these natural fibers is not fixed, as in synthetic meshing and netting, making it easier for wildlife to freely roam through the weave without getting entangled.
Help our native wildlife garden with you, this spring look for 100% biodegradable solutions for your soil stabilization and fruit and vegetable protection needs. Your eco-friendly landscaping and gardening will have a large and positive impact on local wildlife.
I’d like to thank @benjunaswildlifephotography for providing and saving the entangled black racer in the first photograph
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I’ve always wanted to find one in person and finally did last night. 🦎 They’re actually facing a decline in population, so if you see one, don’t take it home! This time of year you’ll find them during warm, rainy nights traveling to vernal pools for breeding. Nature is lit. •
I received this pin and card as a gift many years ago. We can all make a difference in this world. Next time you go on a hike bring a bag with you to pick up trash... go boating bring a pair of scissors and a trash grabber to get fishing line out of trees and garbage out of the water. Make a difference and teach the next generation to do the same. ❤️