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Do you have a backyard? Front yard? Balcony? Access to a rooftop? Then you can help wildlife!
I invited naturalist David Mizejewski on the podcast to talk about how you can make your yard, balcony, or whatever you have access to more wildlife friendly. David is an author, TV host, and naturalist who works for the National Wildlife Federation spreading messages about conservation in your own backyard. He’s worked for the National Wildlife Federation for 21 years, where they’ve been promoting backyard habitat since he 1970s.
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I’ve talked about backyard habitat before on the podcast, but David goes into much more detail. I am not a plant person and David talks about the importance of building the foundation using native plants. You’ll learn how to restore habitat in your yard one native plant at a time.
Are you overwhelmed like me? David has you covered with plenty of resources to make landscaping with native plants easy.
Specifically we talk about:
- What can people do to make their yards friendlier towards all kinds of wildlife?
- What can you do if you have a small backyard? Or no yard? Can you still help out native wildlife?
- How backyard habitats help out wildlife and what kinds of wildlife
- Where can you get native plants from? What kinds of native plants should you plant?
- Where can you go for help if you don’t know what species to plant?
- Should we stop feeding the birds? What is the best way to support birds in your backyard?
- What should people stop doing to make their yards friendlier to wildlife?
- and MORE!
Resources and Sources in Garden for Wildlife
Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 17 years of experience in mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach. Read her inspirational story, “My Unexpected Journey Into Science” to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology. Feel free to contact Stephanie here.