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:
• 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?
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