Create Wildlife Habitat

Here's how you can enjoy all kinds of birds, butterflies, pollinating native bees and other fun and fascinating critters right in your own back yard.

A downy woodpecker is attracted to suet placed in a hole in a tree.
Richard Day/Daybreak Imagery
Native plants produce cover for a variety of wildlife, including the common garter snake.
Rick Wetherbee
Successful backyard habitats attract both predators and prey.
David R. Frazier
Above: In this Maryland back yard, a pond provides reliable water, and a dense shrub border, upper right, provides both shelter and a place for wildlife to raise their young.
Jerry Pavia

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