Four good reasons why you should commit an area of your yard to wildlife. First, by every measure, earth is losing natural habitat.
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Steps for removing birds, squirrels, skunks, bats and others from home, attic, window well, chimney, crawlspace.
Come with me a little way; you’ll find that insects are very interesting — they live lives full of (insect-style) adventure.
The butterflies on your flowers are sipping nectar, too. They sip through a “proboscis,” a tube designed for sucking liquids.
Let’s now step over to your pond. The Green Darner protecting his territory above the water is capable of devouring 600 mosquitoes a day.
When we alter natural habitat, we challenge wildlife and destroy native plants, sometimes to extinction. Read their stories.
If you do nothing more than ban the use of pesticides in your yard, you’ll do a very good thing for wildlife, pets, the environment and yourself.
Wild animals have special needs. It’s often unsafe for them and you. And, sometimes, illegal.
Once you’ve created a backyard habitat for wildlife, it’s best to let the animals enjoy it without too much disturbance.