Turn your yard into a WILD place!
You can invite wildlife to drop by—even move in—by providing four things that all animals need.
- Food. This can be anything from a bird feeder to a berry bush to a garden full of native plants (plants that naturally belong in your region).
- Water. Set out a flowerpot saucer or upside-down trash can lid. Fill it with water and see who comes to drink or bathe.
- Shelter. Many creatures use brush heaps, rock piles, bushes, or trees to hide or rest in.
- Places to raise young. Birdhouses, bat boxes, and leafy plants (for insects) make great nursery sites.
Have an adult visit nwf.org/gardenforwildlife to find lots of other tips for welcoming wildlife to your yard.
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