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Shelter: All wildlife requires a safe place where they can be protected from danger and inclement weather. Additionally, wildlife requires shelter for nesting. Shelter can be in the form of trees, shrubs, brush piles, rock formations and hollow logs. Whenever possible, provide food and water near the shelter area. Space: While space is an important part of the backyard wildlife habitat, you
don't need an expansive backyard to encourage creatures to visit or nest in your yard if you provide the basic elements of food, water and shelter. It's important to remember that most species establish their territory and will ferociously defend it. For example, bluebirds and mockingbirds are notorious for fighting over territory. If you plan to include a variety of birdhouses, be certain to provide adequate space between them to avoid territorial conflict. Species that do not defend territories include wood ducks and purple martins. Give Them Plenty of Greenery When creating your backyard wildlife habitat it's important to include a diverse selection of native plants, trees and shrubs. Incorporating these elements will help you easily provide food and shelter to your chosen wildlife.