Futur Habitat Loss and the Conservation of Plant Biodiversity
There are many plants that provide berries, seeds and nuts for the wildlife.
The plants and earth will also be a host to insects that are food sources as well. This
is another important reason to eliminate pesticides and harmful chemicals from your yard. The National Wildlife Federation recommends the use of native plants in your yard. The trees, shrubs and flowers that grow naturally in your area of the country are naturally going to be more hardy. This means fewer problems for the plants and less maintenance for you. Plants that are not in their natural environment are much more susceptible to pests and diseases. The National Wildlife Federation website has a map with the top ten native plants listed for each area of the United States to help achieve this end. Water must be provided to have a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. This can be as simple and inexpensive as a birdbath. Birdbaths will require cleaning and refilling every couple of days.