Cooperative Extension Fresno County
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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

Create Wildlife Habitat

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-Invite wildlife to dinner by providing a food source such as berries, seeds, pollen, and nectar. Reduce the size of lawn areas to make room for plants that support wildlife. Incorporate native plants to attract native wildlife. You can certify your garden as a wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation.

-Provide a recirculating water source for drinking and bathing.

-Create shelter for safety, reproduction, or cover from bad weather utilizing naturally-shaped bushes, thickets, or brush piles or using man-made wildlife structures, such as bird houses or owl boxes.

-Avoid the use of broad-spectrum pesticides. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill the target pest but may eliminate the beneficial insects, pollinators, and wildlife as well.

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If you are interested in any of these suggestions, you can learn more about all of these topics by visiting the Central Valley Friendly Landscaping website. Thank you for your interest in creating a more sustainable landscape!

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