For more information on the Living With Wildlife series, contact the WDFW Wildlife Program

360-902-2515
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

 

 
LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR WILDLIFE
Learn more about landscaping for wildlife

Good environmental stewardship begins in our own backyards. When we plant trees, shrubs, and flowers around our homes, we are also building homes for a whole community of animals. Even if we plant only a few useful plants, we are improving the habitat for wildlife. Learn more >>

Landscaping for Wildlife Book Sales
 
ATTRACTING HUMMINGBIRDS

There are two ways to attract hummingbirds to your yard—artificially by using feeders with nectar-like sugar solutions, and naturally with flowers, shrubs and trees that produce nectaring blossoms. A combination of both is recommended: flowering plants for their nectar and insects, and a feeder or two for your viewing pleasure. Learn more >>

Hummingbird feeders
Flowering plants that attract hummingbirds


BACKYARD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

A land we all love, yet one we may be smothering with our numbers. Over 35,000 acres of wildlife habitat is converted to housing and other development each year here in Washington. If we continue at this rate, many of our native wildlife species will have few places to live and visit. So the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife instituted the Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program to help offset some of this habitat loss.
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CROSSING PATHS NEWS NOTES

“Crossing Paths” e-mailed news notes are for anyone interested in urban/suburban wildlife and/or Washington residents enrolled in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program.
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