Do you have a backyard? Front yard? Balcony? Access to a rooftop? Then you can help wildlife!
In 2015, I was invited on a big expedition on Mount Kenya. Led by the Smithsonian, I went as part of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences crew to set camera traps from the national park entrance to the top – as far as we could go without technical gear.
I became a wildlife biologist because I wanted to save species from extinction. But I’ve learned over my nearly two decades in this field, that we really can’t save species without focusing on ourselves first…
Climate change is here people!
Last week I talked about how you can make your front and backyard wildlife-friendly, and this week, I’m talking specifically about mammals!
When most people think of conservation, they tend to think of faraway animals like tigers, elephants, and jaguars, or faraway places like the Amazon rainforest, Serengeti plains, or Yellowstone National Park. But conservation can start in your own backyard!