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CWF In The News: Getting the Backyard Spring-Ready For NJ Wildlife

March 8th, 2022

originally posted by Jen Ursillo, New Jersey 101.5

Getting the backyard spring-ready to attract certain wildlife takes some planning and preparing the proper habitats for birds, reptiles, and furry creatures take time.

Habitat loss is a great threat to wildlife, so it’s important to provide proper habitat to attract them in backyards, said Ben Wurst, habitat program manager at The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.

Even though New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation, there are a lot of unique habitats and diversity with wildlife throughout the year, he said.

Food, cover, and water are the three necessities every form of wildlife needs, no matter what species.

But Wurst said depending on where someone lives in the state, he or she can do that by simply putting out a bird feeder, birdhouses to put on the property, or even a bat house if attracting bats tickles your fancy. Water is critical in the form of a birdbath or take it a step further and create a pond.

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