“While ignorance is bliss, apathy is inexcusable. In a world where most people could care less, be someone who cares more.”
– Paul Schnell
11 REALLY USEFUL THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR WILDLIFE
*(AND RECYCLING DOESN’T COUNT!)
- Smaller families (2 and done) consume less virgin resources and produce less toxic and non-toxic waste.
- 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 5 billion birds & small mammals annually. The mere presence of a cat can cause birds to abandon their nest or young!
- Join Negative Population Growth to learn more about the real perils of unrestrained human population growth on wildlife and all natural resources.
“An economy based on the consumption of fixed resources will consume itself.”
Featured photograph in header: Brown Snake Eagle by Mark Elder