Attracting and Caring for Native Wildlife
The wonders of nature are overwhelming. However, the number of natural habitats and ecosystems are slowly decreasing and because of this, seldom can you see wild animals and other native wildlife. But did you know that it is still possible to see these beautiful creatures? Yes, you will only have to do some ways in attracting and caring for native wildlife.
This task is easy and you will need are the following: wildlife guide, variety of seeds and feeders, cracked corn, sunflower seeds, and landscaping plants. You will have to carefully plan the whole project so that nothing will go wrong.
With the use of the internet, try to search about the native wildlife in your locality. You can’t just attract any native wildlife you like. For instance, if you live in new York, you can’t possibly attract a moose found in Alabama, right? Search the internet and find out what animals are likely found in your area. That way, the whole ‘attracting plan’ will be a success because you know what you’re targeting.
You must know that not all native wildlife species are ‘good guys’. You see, there are also the ‘bad’ ones. You must never attract the bad ones because you will only have trouble with them. Individuals who are interested in attracting and caring for native animals are already aware that some native wildlife comes out at night and the rest at daytime. You can go night viewing so that you will discover what animals are lurking in the dark.
Once you’ve carefully devised your plan of action, it will be easier to carry it out. If you have a wide lawn space, you can use that to attract native wildlife. Just make sure that you see most of the space from your house so that you can monitor the animals lurking in your area. If your spaces don’t have any plants, make sure that you plant trees or even shrubs. You should also provide food and water. If the space is much larger, it is a good idea to put a fish pond. The trees and shrubs will serve as the animals’ cover and somehow they will feel protected and so they will not hesitate to go to your lawn area.
Aside from the landscaping, you will also need to put watering holes or a bath. You can even use throwing disks and then put some little stones in it. Smaller creatures will surely visit your yard. Put the different feeders in the area and put food in it too. During summer, you can toss hummingbird seeds in the yard or place it in bird feeders. Try to use high quality feeds.
Oftentimes, squirrels will go to your yard and the feeders can’t hold them out. Give the squirrels cracked corns or even sunflower seeds. Place their food away from feeders and give them their very own source of water.
You can’t attract native wildlife very fast. You have to learn to be patient and soon, your efforts will be rewarded. Once an animal visits your place, others will surely follow. So just wait for them to come one by one. Don’t forget to put food everyday and keep the source of water clean all the time. Attracting and caring for native wildlife has never been this easy. Good luck in your project.