There's no way of getting around it. We share this planet with all manner of wild creatures, and there are many simple things we can do to make our ever-increasing encroachment on their territory less intrusive.
The National Wildlife Federation has been helping back yard wildlife lovers show respect for their furry (and not-so-furry) neighbors for years. To date, 85,000 people have met the criteria for their Certified Wildlife Habitat program, and they're entering the home stretch in their drive to reach 100,000. It's not hard to certify, why not give it a shot and help them meet their goal?