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Birds, Bees, and Butterflies:
Gardening for Wildlife

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NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat Program
Helps people to
connect with
nature by creating
NWF Certified
Wildlife Habitats
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Types of Habitat Sites
Home

Workplace
Farm
Educational Setting/School

Apartment/Rooftop Garden
Park/Community Garden
Pla...
Certified Wildlife Habitat™ Requirements
• Food Sources
• Water Source
• Cover
• Places To Raise Young
Certified Wildlife Habitat™ Requirements:
Food
At least three (3)
Plants
(foliage, nuts, fruits, seeds, sap,
nectar, polle...
Certified Wildlife Habitat™ Requirements:
Water
At least one (1)
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Bird Bath
Lakefront
Stream
Pond
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Wooded Area
Bramble Patch
Ground Cover
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Certified Wildlife Habitat™ Requirements:
Places to Raise Young
At least two (2)
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Mature trees
Meadow/Prairie
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“Inspiring Americans
to Protect Wildlife for
our Children’s Future”

www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife
1-800-822-9919
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  1. 1. National Wildlife Federation® Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: Gardening for Wildlife http://www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife
  2. 2. NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat Program Helps people to connect with nature by creating NWF Certified Wildlife Habitats for native wildlife. Photo by Paul Growald
  3. 3. Types of Habitat Sites Home Workplace Farm Educational Setting/School Apartment/Rooftop Garden Park/Community Garden Place of Worship
  4. 4. Certified Wildlife Habitat™ Requirements • Food Sources • Water Source • Cover • Places To Raise Young
  5. 5. Certified Wildlife Habitat™ Requirements: Food At least three (3) Plants (foliage, nuts, fruits, seeds, sap, nectar, pollen, roots) Supplemental Feeders (suet holders, bird feeders, squirrel platforms, hummingbird nectar feeders) Photo courtesy of USFWS DLS Photo courtesy of USFWS DLS
  6. 6. Certified Wildlife Habitat™ Requirements: Water At least one (1) • • • • • • • • • • Bird Bath Lakefront Stream Pond Coast Water/Rain Garden Riverfront Puddling Area Wetland Spring © Gregory K. Scott
  7. 7. Certified Wildlife Habitat™ Requirements: Cover At least two (2) • • • • • • • Wooded Area Bramble Patch Ground Cover Log Pile Caves Roosting Box Dense Shrubs/Thicket • • • • • • Brush Pile Rock Pile/Wall Meadow/Prairie Water/Rain Garden Burrows Evergreens
  8. 8. Certified Wildlife Habitat™ Requirements: Places to Raise Young At least two (2) • • • • • • Mature trees Meadow/Prairie Nesting Box Dead Trees/Snags Dense Shrubs/Thicket Water/Rain Garden • • • • • Pond Burrows Host plants for caterpillars Wetland Caves
  9. 9. “Inspiring Americans to Protect Wildlife for our Children’s Future” www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife 1-800-822-9919
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