10 REALLY USEFUL THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR WILDLIFE
(AND RECYCLING DOESN’T COUNT!)
- Hug and thank a millennial – these intelligent young people are the unsung heroes in reducing consumption of rapidly dwindling natural resources.
- Become familiar with the wildlife in your backyard – keep a journal.
- Hang bird feeders and keep them filled year round.
- Build and erect bird boxes in various sizes ( keep records of occupants’ use ) and clean them each Fall.
- Plant native trees and shrubs for food and shelter.
- Water is critical for life. Add water features like baths and small ponds near bushes and trees.
- Let dead trees stand!! Many kinds of wildlife need tree cavities for their life cycle.
- Create brush piles and mow less lawn. It reduces fossil fuel consumption – oil, gas or diesel – while attracting more wildlife, too.
- Keep cats indoor and remove free roaming cats. Outdoor cats are estimated to kill more than 3 billion birds & small mammals annually. The mere presence of a cat can cause birds to abandon their nest or young!
- Smaller families (2 and done) consume less virgin resources and produce less toxic and non-toxic waste.
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“An economy based on the consumption of fixed resources will consume itself.”