Wildlife in Your Backyard

Would you like to attract birds and other wildlife to your backyard? Wildlife visitors look for habitat where they can feel safe, nest, find shelter, and have access to fresh water and natural things to eat.

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To put out the “WELCOME” mat, plant wildlife’s favorite trees, bushes, herbs and flowers. Make sure that these are some of your favorites too. Install a bird feeder and keep it filled with wild bird seed. Offer a bird bath and remember to put clean water in it every day. Butterflies will visit when you plant their favorite colorful flowers.

To learn more about creating a garden in your backyard, visit your local environmental and wildlife centers, botanical gardens and cooperative extension offices.

Helpful and interesting information can be found at agricultural and environmental websites including these links: www.audubon.org and www.solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu.