Certified Wildlife Habitat
Creating a wildlife habitat to attract birds, butterflies, and other neighborhood wildlife is fun, rewarding, and makes a big difference. It’s easier than you might think.
By creating a natural garden with native plants, you are providing essential elements of wildlife habitat: food water, cover, and a place to raise their young. Add a water source—such as a birdbath—and your garden will not only be wildlife-friendly, but it will quality as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat.
Food: Native plants provide food eaten by a variety of wildlife. Feeders can supplement natural food sources.
Water: All animals need water to survive, and some need it for bathing or breeding as well.
Cover: Wildlife need places to take shelter from bad weather and places to hide from predators or hunt for prey.
Places to Raise Young: Wildlife need resources to reproduce, and to protect and nourish their young.
Sustainable Practices: Maintain your yard or garden in natural ways to ensure soil, air, and water stay healthy and clean.