Even on a dreary morning like today I sit by my window and enjoy hummingbirds and a variety of song birds at my feeder. So I wanted to share the advice from the NWF on creating a Wildlife-Friendly yard.
1. Grow plants that provide wildlife with a natural food source such as nuts, berries, or nectar, and offer supplemental feeders.
2. Provide water for wildlife with a birdbath, small pond, or shallow dish on the ground.
3. Offer protective cover for wildlife by providing ground cover, a hollow log, rocks, dense shrubs, or a roosting box.
4. Provide places for wildlife to raise young such as nesting boxes, host plants for caterpillers and ponds for frog tadpoles.
5. Practice sustainable gardening such as mulching, composting, or reducing your lawn area.
You can do as many of these things as you please to get started. For more information and to cerify your yard as a Wildlife Habitat, visit www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife.