Wildlife Game Cameras

Wildlife Urn

A very hot topic in the world of wildlife and nature magazine markets is natural resources, as well as the ecology surrounding the hunt for new fuel options and habitat destruction. If you consider yourself a wildlife activist -- or even if you don't -- you could form a lucrative career writing for magazines about natural resources. Just make sure you stay on top of the news and include new developments in your articles. Perhaps you don't enjoy writing so much as taking beautiful pictures of nature and wildlife, which could be a great way to target these magazine markets. Creating photo essays of a particular region or animal or plant is a great way to support yourself and gain national recognition. You'll need to be able to write colorful captions and you'll need professional photography equipment, but that doesn't mean it's beyond your reach.

Wildlife Habitat Council

There are many ways to provide these places to hide, called cover. The first and simplest way to provide cover is to build a brush pile. You can build a brush pile with old branches or use your natural Christmas tree when it's time to take it down. A second way to provide cover is to plant your perennials and shrubs more densely to minimize the open space between them. A third way to provide cover for wildlife is to make your lawn smaller by widening gardens such as foundation plantings. You can also replace sections of your lawn that don't grow well with gardens filled with native plants that will thrive under the growing conditions in that spot. Many of my gardens are quite wide, at least 10 to 12 feet. There is little "empty space" between my perennials. I cut down my perennials in the spring, not the fall, to provide winter interest and cover for wildlife during the cold months. As supplemental sources of cover, my garden includes a roosting box that supplies shelter to birds in the winter and a bat house. People can't survive for very long without water, and neither can wildlife.