Coservation at home

Be generous with nature

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Take a look at your yard and see if there is anything you can do to make it a better habitat for animals.  Animals require food, water, shelter and space.  To provide water, consider adding a bird bath – you and the birds that use it will enjoy it!  To help provide food for birds during the winter months, set up a bird feeder or two.

You can even make a worm compost bin or a sponge garden.  The National Wildlife Federation sponsors a Backyard Wildlife Habitat Certification, program. And after doing all that work, you might be just hungry enough to make a snack-o-lantern.  Find out other things YOU can do to help the environment.  For those artists out there, we have the Junior Duck Stamp Competition which is an art contest.  You can learn about what a wetland habitat is and about waterfowl conservation.