Activities

Create a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard

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!

Posted April 7, 2010

by MichelleH

10 Comments

10 Responses

  1. ANNA M says:

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

    Hugs
    ANNA MOSLEY

  2. admin says:

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

  3. Corrie Gompf says:

    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.

  4. admin says:

    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

  5. Carrie says:

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

  6. Gianna says:

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

  7. Jennifer M. says:

    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.

  8. admin says:

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

  9. admin says:

    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

  10. admin says:

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

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