We all need somewhere to live. Humans make it their priority to make a good strong standing shelter for their family and keep them from harm. Wildlife is the same way. They are looking for good, steady places for themselves to live and to protect their young. We are all fighting for the same land. Wildlife, however, is more powerless to help themselves against the ever growing and invading human population. By helping the wildlife around you to thrive, you are helping to preserve the earth in its more natural state. This is valuable information to pass down to future generations.
Here are some ways that you can help the wildlife around to thrive in your own back yard.
The first and foremost thing a person can do is to help protect and preserve what is left of the wildlife habitat. If you have a big yard with un-used portions, consider leaving that area alone and leaving it for the wildlife around to occupy. You don’t even have to do anything with it. All wildlife in its natural environment is self-sustaining in its own right without human interference.
In urban areas, your back yard can be wildlife friendly by providing fresh water for the animals around you that now have trouble accessing water. This doesn’t have to be much, just a small bird bath, small pond or even a pool. Limiting the pesticides used on your garden and lawn will help the natural insects to grow that are used as food by birds and other mammals.
Get to know what your backyard wildlife is by volunteering at a local shelter or animal hospital. They will let you know what the most common types of animals around you and what their living habits are. They will also be able to point you to more sources of information that you may want to know.