I saw this great information on how to create a wildlife-friendly backyard and thought I’d share it! These four ideas were posted in a trailhead kiosk at Mission Trail Regional Park.
- Grow plants that provide wildlife with a natural food source such as nuts, berries or nectar, or add backyard feeders.
- Provide water for wildlife with a birdbath, small pond or shallow dish.
- Offer protective cover for wildlife by providing ground cover, a hollow log or rock piles, dense shrubs or a roosting box.
- Provide places for wildlife to raise their young, such as a water garden, pond or nesting box.
If you’d like to watch the birds and animals without them being spooked, or perhaps take close-up photographs, consider building a blind from which you can watch your wild visitors!