Backyard Habitat


If you really want to make a hit with wildlife plant edges on your property. They are a wonderful example of biodiversity in action and attract an amazing array of beneficial creatures to your backyard. An edge is where one type of habitat meets and blends with another. It doesn’t have to be large to attract wildlife. A few trees surrounded by a ring of shrubs, then encircled by wildflowers and grasses, and finally bordered by an open lawn, will do nicely. This can work even in a tiny backyard. For more ideas see “Backyard Habitat for Canada’s Wildlife” published by Canadian Wildlife Federation.