Wildlife

We are fortunate to share Curbstone Valley with a host of native wildlife species.  It is important to us that we conserve as much of the native habitat for the resident birds, mammals, and insects, as we can.  We fence small project or planting areas rather than the entire property line, so as not to block wildlife corridors through the property.  Deer, coyotes, and bobcats are regularly seen traveling through the farm.

We plant native species whenever possible, with an emphasis on plant species diversity, to provide food, and shelter, for the farm’s wildlife, and remove problematic invasive species from the wildland areas of the property. A number of downed trees, and branches, are left in the wooded areas as they provide valuable habitat for numerous species of wildlife, and the various species of fungi, we find here in the winter months.

Most importantly we don’t use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides on the farm, both to protect the wildlife resident here, and to protect our local waterways.  To learn more about the insect and animal species that reside on the farm, click on any of the images below.