crabapple tree with nest and birdfeeder

Creating urban bird habitat
Deep Fork Audubon Society

Even if you live in an urban setting, there are a lot of ways to attract wildlife to your yard. The most important strategy is to create habitat. Habitat is the particular set of conditions that one or more species need to live. If your landscaping mimics natural features in the wild within the region where you live, then it will attract animals native to your area.

On 31 March at the Shawnee Public Library (Community Room A) we discussed strategies for creating urban bird habitat.

Here are some resources which may be helpful:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Project FeederWatch--Feeder Placement and Landscaping

National Audubon Society
     Healthy yards

National Wildlife Federation--Garden for Wildlife

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation--Wildlife and Land Management