As more of the world's open space is used for human habitat, the critters who were there first feel the squeeze. Creating a wildlife habitat in your yard can offer a migrating bird a welcome respite in a long journey. Lizards can roost. And you can enjoy the beauty by observation and know that you are helping the process along. It's like being a benefactor to a Western Tanager.
Whether your garden is a sizable lot or a small balcony, it can become a welcome haven. Your garden must provide water source(s), food source(s), places for cover, places to raise young, and sustainable gardening. Learn more about making your garden a Certified Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation.