It's important to realize that when you
develop a wildlife habitat, you will also be opening your backyard to predators. If you're feeding Bluejays, you might end up attracting hawks who like to feed on Bluejays. If you're feeding rabbits, you might end up attracting weasels. While it's never enjoyable to witness one of your beloved wildlife creatures being devoured by a predator, it can happen and you should be aware of the possibility. Water: Regardless of the type of wildlife you want
to attract, you must provide a source of water. The water source could be a small pond, bird bath, or a dish of water placed on the ground. The most desirable water source is a small pond with water plants. Not only will this provide an excellent source of water, it will also provide a beautiful focal point for your backyard wildlife habitat. 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.