With the first brisk mornings of fall, it may seem like all that’s ahead is to rake up our leaves and then relax until spring. But, no.
As you tidy up your yard this fall, consider starting a brush pile. Easy to build, just follow our tips. Provide cover, shelter, den space, more.
Just like humans, wildlife need water. They use it for drinking and bathing, and some animals live in water or hide in it.
Wildlife need to feel safe in your yard: Dense shrubs, brush piles, stacked firewood, tall grasses, trees, and for some animals, water. Plus more.
Wildlife won’t stay in your yard if there’s no food for them. A large part of their day — everyday — is focused on finding food.
Your yard needn’t be wild-looking to attract wildlife. But it does need to provide the four essentials they need for survival.