Alabama Ecological Services Field Office
Southeast Region


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Backyard Habitat Information Sheets

The Backyard Wildlife Habitat program was created in 1973 by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage homeowners to manage their gardens as wildlife gardens. Below is a link to the National Wildlife Federations Garden For Wildlife web page as well as the highly popular Backyard Habitat for Wildlife "How-to" information sheets on variouse subjects created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


National Wildlife Federations Garden For Wildlife


Beneficial Bats

Hummingbird Haven

Bat House
Photo by Steve Hillebrand

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird at Cardinal Flower
Photo by Bill Buchanan

Attracting Butterflies

Plants for Your Backyard Habitat

Boy with Monach butterfly
Photo by Ryan Hagerty

Plants for Pollinator Garden
Photo by Cara Schildtknecht

Bird Feeding

Who Lives in Your Backyard?

Northern Cardinal
Photo by Hollingsworth - USFWS

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Photo by Laura Perlick

Christmas Tree for Wildlife

Invasive Plants in Our Backyards

Christmas Trees for habitat restoration
Photo by Steve Hillebrand

Multiflora rose
Photo by James H Miller, USDA Forest Service
How Can I Learn More?
Note: PDF files can be downloaded and read using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader available at



You may also request a copy of the brochure by writing:

Alabama Ecological Services Field Office
Public Affairs Specialist (Backyard Habitat)
1208 Main St.
Daphne, AL 36526


Last updated: May 5, 2021