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Create a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard

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Did you know that your backyard can become a wildlife habitat bringing education and entertainment for your child? We aren’t talking lions and tigers and bears (well some of you may live somewhere close to those creatures). We are talking about creating a space where all kinds of wonderful birds, rabbits, flowers, butterflies, etc. can make their home and beautify your yard. A wildlife habitat can be cultivated in the smallest to the biggest space as well as in an urban or rural setting.

Making a wildlife habitat is easy and economical. You just need a few “wildlife friendly” elements:
• Food
• Water
• Cover for wildlife
• Place for wildlife to raise their young
• “Green” gardening

Our friends at the National Wildlife Federation give easy-to-follow steps on how to create this habitat. You can even have your habitat certified with the National Wildlife Federation! This is a fun and easy activity for you and your child which will bring you enjoyment all summer as you are able to watch nature living and growing in your own backyard!

How do you teach your child about nature?

Please share your ideas and tips in our comment section!

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10 Responses to “Create a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard”

  1. ANNA M April 7, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    I will Try This with The Kids This Summer , Awesome Project

    Hugs
    ANNA MOSLEY

    • admin April 7, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

      Thanks Anna!
      Let us know how it works for you.
      Michelle

  2. Corrie Gompf April 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    This year we are planting raised garden beds which not only teaches my kids about nature, but also as having a disabled parent does, how nature can be accessible to everyone.

    • admin April 13, 2010 at 7:54 am #

      Corrie,
      That is so wonderful. We would love to see photos of your raised garden beds. Feel free to add them in our Magical Moments so everyone can see your great work!
      Michelle

  3. Carrie April 13, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    I garden with my kids, go for nature walks and let them explore, and let them take their magnifying glasses to explore the outdoors.

    • admin April 15, 2010 at 9:07 am #

      Carrie,
      Sounds like your family really appreciates nature. That’s great. Stay tuned for some fun things we will be doing with the National Wildlife Federation.
      Michelle

  4. Gianna April 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    I’d love to try this.. my kids love birds.

    • admin April 15, 2010 at 9:08 am #

      Good luck Gianna! Let us know how they like it!
      Michelle

  5. Jennifer M. April 14, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    I am so interested in this. We have a wooded backyard and I think this would be perfect to do with my children. I also plan to plant a garden soon so that my kids and I can learn together on growing our own foods.

    • admin April 15, 2010 at 9:05 am #

      That’s so great Jennifer! Let us know how it works out for your family. Michelle

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