Wildlife Biologist

Plant Conservation Scotland

The large varieties of viburnum can be pruned into a more manageable size. Height: 2 to 30 feet (many are in the 4 to 6 ft. range)Flowers and fruit: The beautiful white flowers are sometimes fragrant and bloom in spring and last through summer. Some of these shrubs also have showy clusters of beautiful red berries Best varieties to try: Cranberry viburnum (V. Trilobum) is tough variety. Nannyberry viburnum (V. lentago) produces berries and it also produces sucker plants. Arrowwood viburnum (V. Dentatum) makes a great choice for nesting and shelter. USDA Zones: 3-8 Many hollies are evergreen which makes them especially good for wildlife in the winter months. They are favored in the home landscape due to their beautiful deep green leaves which seem to always shine.

Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

More people in America spend time watching wildlife than they do watching movies or sports. "Eco-tourism, generates at least $500 billion per year worldwide" (Sustaining Biodiversity) There are many ways wildlife extinction has an influence on the world. "Biologists conservatively estimate that the current rate of extinction is at least 1,000 to 10,000 times the rate before we arrived. This amounts to an annual extinction rate of 0. 1% to 1% per year. " These estimated extinction rats are startling and noteworthy.