In this brief introduction, Jamgyal considers what is involved in designing a garden area that supports wildlife throughout the year. Explore the three basic needs of wildlife (food, shelter and water), and consider which native and adapted plants best support those needs. Look at several different kinds of landscape design, and how they function to support the health of both wildlife and humans. 

Ani Jamygal moved to New Mexico 30 years ago after receiving a PhD in plant physiology from Penn State University. Ani is currently employed by Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge to work with the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program. Their favorite activities involve working outside year-round with native plants, doing anything from installing habitat gardens to teaching biology and medicinal plant biochemistry. as well as selling native plants at local retail nurseries.