6. One man's trash... is a critter's home.
Wild animals are only as safe as where they live. Help keep your wild neighbors safe and protected with a brush pile they can call home. Got a Christmas tree to retire? Place it in a suitable spot in your yard, adding to it tree limbs and twigs, flower stalks and leaves to form a pile. Continue adding to it all year long to create shelter and cover for ground nesting birds, reptiles and amphibians, chipmunks, rabbits and other small mammals. If you don't have a place for a brush pile, then consider other forms of housing in the way of bird, bat and bee houses.
7. I pledge allegiance to... a humane backyard.
Whether you have an apartment balcony, suburban lawn, or acres of forest, you can make your green space a safe haven for wildlife. Stop using dangerous chemicals and don't set inhumane traps. Maintain an animal friendly lifestyle with these tips, so that you can help wildlife all year long. Learn more about these tips and others here.