Male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus). Photo by Donna L. Long

Cover: Providing Shelter in Your Backyard Habitat

You may have a feature that already serves that purpose. Or there may be a row of shrubs that may benefit from adding more plants. Some of the different types of shelter and place to hide that you can provide include: shrubs and trees (especially evergreens) thickets and hedgerows grasslands water cavities log and brush…

stone water bath

Water in Your Backyard Habitat

Water is one of the easiest (and cheapest) things to provide to attract animals to your backyard habitat. And it is the most important. It is useful in attracting birds, butterflies, mammals and other animals. It has many uses including: drinking bathing and for aquatic species cover place to reproduce place to raise young Types of…