Idaho Plant Doctor: Habitat Evaluation Tool Question Title OK Interested in a habitat consultation? Find out more here. OK Question Title * 1. Which of the following habitat levels are currently in your landscape? Ground cover: wood mulch, meadow, or other herbaceous plants covering the ground. Bare ground: weed free for ground nesting insects. Shrubs (3-8' tall) Small tree canopy (10-15' tall) Medium tree canopy (15-30' tall) Large tree canopy (30'+ tall) OK Question Title * 2. Which of the following insect habitat elements do you have currently in your landscape? Wood mulch Snag or log A bee bath (shallow water feature) Beetle bank (row of elevated bunch grasses) Compost (in beds or pile) "Bee lawn" (grass with many clovers, violets, dandelions or other flowering plants) OK Question Title * 3. Which of the following bird habitat elements do you have currently in your landscape? Bird feeders that are sanitized regularly, or broadcast birdseed Bird bath that is sanitized regularly or other water features Berry or fruit producing trees or shrubs Building windows that have collision prevention methods (window clings, static curtains, etc.) Snag or tall fence poles Brush pile OK Question Title * 4. Which of the following habitat landscaping practices are you currently using? Leaving plant stems and seedheads over winter and into spring Leaving leaf litter over winter and into spring Choosing not to use pesticides in lawn areas for at least the last 3 years Choosing not to use any "systemic" (long lasting) pesticides for at least the last 5 years Choosing to look at insect damage to leaves as part of ecosystem function (not pest activity) Leaving some lawn areas tall or unmowed Choosing not to use plastic mulch OK Question Title * 5. What percent of your landscape is mowed lawn or turf? 75-100% 50-75% 25-50% 10-25% 0-10% OK Question Title * 6. What percent of your landscape is growing flowering plants? (including flowering trees and shrubs) 75-100% 50-75% 25-50% 10-25% 0-10% OK Question Title * 7. When you purchase plants, where do you buy them from? Box stores (Home Depot, Lowe's) Local nurseries Local nonprofits (plant societies, botanical gardens) OK Question Title * 8. Please contact me about my results. Name Company State/Province -- select state -- AL AlabamaAK AlaskaAS American SamoaAZ ArizonaAR ArkansasCA CaliforniaCO ColoradoCT ConnecticutDE DelawareDC District of ColumbiaFM Federated States of MicronesiaFL FloridaGA GeorgiaGU GuamHI HawaiiID IdahoIL IllinoisIN IndianaIA IowaKS KansasKY KentuckyLA LouisianaME MaineMH Marshall IslandsMD MarylandMA MassachusettsMI MichiganMN MinnesotaMS MississippiMO MissouriMT MontanaNE NebraskaNV NevadaNH New HampshireNJ New JerseyNM New MexicoNY New YorkNC North CarolinaND North DakotaMP Northern Mariana IslandsOH OhioOK OklahomaOR OregonPW PalauPA PennsylvaniaPR Puerto RicoRI Rhode IslandSC South CarolinaSD South DakotaTN TennesseeTX TexasUT UtahVT VermontVI Virgin IslandsVA VirginiaWA WashingtonWV West VirginiaWI WisconsinWY Wyoming Country Email Address OK ALL DONE!