Backyard Wildlife Habitat

There are many things you can do to your backyard to make it more friendly for your wild neighbors. By providing shelter, food, and water sources, you can attract and sustain a wide variety of wildlife.

Below are some features that you can add to your backyard habitat! (

Build a Brush Pile for Birds

Nest Boxes

Rock Piles

Plant Lists

Additional Online Resources

The following organizations all have great ideas for making your backyard more wildlife-friendly. Creating shelter, planting native plants, supplying natural foods, and providing water sources are all actions that you can take to help mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates survive and thrive!

National Wildlife Federation:  Certified Wildlife Habitat


(Some of the information on this page is shared to you from the Wildlife Center of  Virginia)