Thursday, April 29, 2010

Healthy Habitat in your backyard - part 4

Give Wildlife a Place to Raise Their Young

Wildlife need places to reproduce, bear and raise their young, and for their young to survive to adulthood; all safe from predators, bad weather and human intervention.
Creating a wildlife habitat is about creating a place for the entire life-cycle of a species to occur, from tadpole to frog; from caterpillar to butterfly.
Many habitat features that serve as cover can double as locations where wildlife can raise their young;  from wildflower patches where butterflies and moths lay their eggs and small mammals burrow into the undergrowth; to constructed birdhouses, ponds for amphibians and fish; or caves where bats roost and form colonies.

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