Landscaping for Wildlife
You may have visited a wildlife sanctuary before. Were there tigers? Or lions? Did you have to go a lot further than you expected, wait in line for tickets, then wind up sweaty and grouchy on top of everything else? What if you realized that you may already have a mini wildlife sanctuary on your property right now? Even, perhaps, on your patio or balcony.
A sanctuary provides for the basic needs of wildlife, whether they be animals, birds, frogs, or insects.
Do you provide food? Either via a bird feeder or through plants that grow berries or leaves that butterfly caterpillars enjoy? Do you have a source of water? Perhaps a birdbath if you haven't got the room for a small pond? Is there housing? A good birdhouse or perhaps a hedge or tree where birds can build nests? Then you are providing a sanctuary for your local wildlife. Maybe you ought to charge for tickets. The hazel alder provides an excellent deal for wildlife, all wrapped up in one tree. Read more about it in our tree nursery.
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