The winter is extra difficult on animals. They have to find ways to survive with reduced access to food and little to no shelter from harsh elements. Fortunately, you can do your part to help wildlife survive and be more comfortable, even if you live in an urban area.
These are some simple steps you can take to give a helping hand to wildlife:
– Provide unfrozen water on a regular basis
– Rake leaves into a pile for shelter
– Build a rock pile in corner of yard
– Provide seed or other feed consistently
And, remember, if you start to provide seed and water, you need to be consistent. Animals will learn to come to your yard for food and if you suddenly stop, they might not have an alternative source for their needs!
An added bonus for helping wildlife through tough times is that you can enjoy seeing them year round. Get some binoculars and guide and enjoy!