principles and concepts of managing for wildlife in your yard
are really the same as large parcels of land – all wildlife
need food, water, cover, and space in the proper amounts and arrangement.
The major difference is that you have to design your practices
so they work with the function and beauty of your yard.
you have an understanding of basic landscape design, the next
step is to design your landscape for wildlife habitat. Quality
habitat is of vital importance to wildlife. Habitat includes proper
food, cover, and water in sufficient quantities to meet a species’
basic needs. Does
your yard provide the three basics for wildlife?
of these requirements also important. Planning for backyard wildlife
habitat is challenging in that you need to supply the basic requirements
for the species you wish to attract, and it must conform and
with your landscape design.