Make your Home a Healthy, Safe Home for Wildlife
We All Can Help Idaho’s Wildlife
Idaho is home to an enormous diversity of wildlife species! Across the globe, as well as closer to home here in our beautiful state, human activity continues to impact the planet, causing the habitats native wildlife once called home to be altered or disappear. Factors like development,, and all play a role. Many native wildlife species are in trouble and need our help! By making your home safe and healthy, you will not only help support Idaho’s native wildlife species, but you will also improve your living situation by fostering fun, healthy, beautiful, enriching experiences for everyone in your household! Small Actions Lead to BIG Help for Wildlife!
Small Actions Lead to BIG Help for Wildlife!
No matter where you live, everyone has a role to play when it comes to helping native wildlife. From apartment living with simply a window, or a condo with a small balcony, to homes with small, medium or large yards, we all can take simple steps to help make our home a safer, healthier home for wildlife.
- Do you live in an apartment or condo with only a window?
- Do you live an apartment or condo with a window ledge or a balcony?
- Do you have a small yard?
- Do you have a medium to large yard?
Support Your Favorite Wildlife Species
Every type of native wildlife species has its own special requirements, but they all share the need for food, water, safety, habitat for raising their young, and ideal protected locations for finding their own home. Add a bird decal to your window to prevent bird strikes, landscape with native plants for native species, add loads of color to your life by planting flowers for pollinators, plan for the seasons so there’s food year-round for everyone, or install a catio to keep both your furry friend and native wildlife safe. You will find delight when the fruits of your labor produce more winged, feathered, furry, scaly neighbors for everyone in your household to enjoy.
Learn more about how you can make your home support your favorite types of wildlife:
- Backyard Birds
- Backyard Insects and Pollinators
- Backyard Mammals
- Backyard Reptiles and Amphibians
- Backyard Bats