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Wild Yards

Wild Yards

As a great man once said, "Let It Be." These photos and videos are from wild, suburban yards in Central Texas, Winter to Spring 2018. These yards are generally pruned and managed, not mowed and fertilized, which allows the natural ecosystem to do all the work of beautification and micro-climate stabilization. Special thanks to Julie Renfro, Amie King, the Dosters, and Matt Hubbard for sharing images from their wild yards. 

 Forest neighborhood, Austin. 

Forest neighborhood, Austin. 

 Vegetation, north of Austin. 

Vegetation, north of Austin. 

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February rains, south of Austin. 

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 Note how green this wild yard is. 

Note how green this wild yard is. 

 Note also the diversity of vegetation making up the "grass" in the wild yard. 

Note also the diversity of vegetation making up the "grass" in the wild yard. 

 Compare the wild yard to the neighboring cultivated yard (yellow yard). 

Compare the wild yard to the neighboring cultivated yard (yellow yard). 

 The cultivated yard: Yellow to the end of the block. 

The cultivated yard: Yellow to the end of the block. 

 View of neighbor's cultivated yard, standing near the border of the wild yard. 

View of neighbor's cultivated yard, standing near the border of the wild yard. 

 Wild yard. 

Wild yard. 

South Austin wild yard: 

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 Sign says "PEACOCKS WELCOME HERE."

Sign says "PEACOCKS WELCOME HERE."

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Suburban neighborhood wilds, North Austin, late March. 

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Dancing branches in a backyard bamboo forest, Austin, TX: 

Backyard garden, Blanco, TX. 

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School campus, west of Austin. 

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Coffee shop & restaurant, Austin: 

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Wildlife in the wild yard, just south of Austin: 

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 Pear tree. 

Pear tree. 

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Rewilding Spirituality (Kara Moses)

Rewilding Spirituality (Kara Moses)

"We Are Part of Nature" (Cardinal Donald Wuerl)

"We Are Part of Nature" (Cardinal Donald Wuerl)