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Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Hannah Plumpton. Making a difference. Private landowners own 70% of land Most wildlife depend on landowners From balcony to farms Everyone can make a difference. Backyard Wildlife Habitat. What is needed Food Water Shelter Places to raise their young.

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Backyard wildlife habitat

Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Hannah Plumpton


Making a difference

Making a difference

  • Private landowners own 70% of land

  • Most wildlife depend on landowners

  • From balcony to farms

  • Everyone can make a difference


Backyard wildlife habitat1

Backyard Wildlife Habitat

  • What is needed

    • Food

    • Water

    • Shelter

    • Places to raise their young


Providing food

Providing Food

  • Use native plants, shrubs, and trees

  • Native plants are adapted to the area

  • Use plants that provide food for wildlife

  • Nuts, berries, nectar, bird feeders, suet


Providing water

Providing Water

  • For drinking, bathing and reproduction

  • Constant supply of water year round

  • Fresh water several times a week in warm weather

  • Birdbath, stream, puddling area, and much more


Creating cover

Creating Cover

  • Thickly canopy shrubs, thickets, and brush piles

  • Bird, bat, butterfly houses

  • Dead trees provide for a variety of species


Places for wildlife to raise their young

Places for Wildlife to Raise Their Young

  • Place to reproduce, raise young to adulthood

  • Safe from predation and bad weather

  • Is also often doubled as cover

  • Mature tree, nesting boxes, thicket, and snags


Native vs non native plants

Native vs. Non-native Plants

  • Wildlife benefit more from native plants

  • Non-native often out compete native

  • Native plants often require less fertilizers

  • Several wildlife depend on native plants


Green benefits

Green Benefits

  • Decrease erosion by planting shrubs and trees

  • Diverse habitats attracts a wide variety

  • Plants help warm/cool homes

  • Replace carbon dioxide with oxygen


Aesthetic benefits

Aesthetic Benefits

  • Attractively arranged plants

  • Seeing wildlife up close

  • Good for sketching and photography

  • Enjoying time outside


Schoolyard wildlife habitat

Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat

  • Choose a site good for wildlife and humans

  • Create a work plan

  • Involve the community

  • Good outdoor learning experience


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