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Gardening for Wildlife

Spring is just around the corner! What better way to welcome the new season than by creating an enticing habitat for birds, butterflies and bees in your yard?

Creating a wildlife habitat where you live has a multitude of benefits. It provides much-needed food, water, and cover for a variety of wildlife, which is especially important as many creatures are losing their natural habitats to land development. Growing native plants and reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides creates a healthier environment for people and animals alike. Finally, tending to your habitat will add beauty to your yard or balcony, deepen your connection to the natural world, and provide hours of entertainment as you observe the variety of animal visitors.

To learn more about creating wildlife habitats and to find out how to certify your own habitat, visit the South Carolina Wildlife Federation’s website and check out some of the resources listed below.

Fun Fact: According to the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, our state leads the nation in the number of certified wildlife habitats. Go South Carolina!