|Breaking Ground Contracting's front landscape utilizes Yucca filamentosa and the Hyla cinerrea (green tree frog) loves the habitat (photo by M. Tappouni)|
The front bed is filled with Yucca filamentosa, one of Florida's native yuccas and a great habitat provider for wildlife.
Importantly, the BGC office incorporates volumetric green from the street to the roof. Native grasses extend from the edge of the roadside right-of-way to the front door, around the building and up to the rooftop.
Interconnected corridors of green create animal habitat, providing foraging and communal opportunities for wildlife in the Urban Core.
These photos were taken my Mary Tappouni who owns Breaking Ground Contracting (I borrowed them from Twitter for this post). The Florida green tree frog is a Hyla cinerea. H. cinerea is under predator pressure from the larger, more agressive and invasive Cuban Tree Frog. However the native plants across BGC's site provide refuge for the smaller native tree frog.
Soon after the BGC green roof was installed, H. cinerea appeared on the rooftop vegetation. I suspect several eggs came in on native plants.
Though small and almost unnoticeable, H. cinerea is a voracious eater and can consume a great amount of otherwise pest bugs such as mosquitos and roaches.
You can find out more of the BGC green roof and sustainability efforts here. The Breaking Ground Contracting website is http://breakinggroundcontracting.com/