Audubon At Home - Family HAbitat Project
It has never been more important time to nurture the love and understanding of the relationship between humans and nature when it is becoming clear that wildlife needs to live with us and we with them because they need the space we have occupied all the land and pushed them out. Who better than your children to begin the critical process of bringing nature home.
We challenge you to create a joint family project, following the guidance of our Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary Program and create habitat with sound habitat practices and the re-introduction of native plants. The core of success in this process is the observation of the features and ecological functionals at work in your yard and the wildlife species that are making it their home for all or part of the year.
Why not do it together!
Some materials to get you started
Here are just a few kid-oriented materials to get you started. Core resources for this effort are available in the pages in the Audubon at Home section of our website.
Our Wildlife Checklist - use as many pages of this worksheet as needed to satisfy your budding naturalists and their observations in your yard. Keep the pages handy so outdoor forays can be followed up with capturing what they observed. Our certification process is looking for 10 of our Sanctuary Species living in or using your yard and this checklist can help document who is living there now.
Birds Food Groups (worksheet) - Learn more about the important food groups needed to support birds in your wildlife habitat.
Match Bird's Beaks to Their Primary Food (worksheet) - Learn more about beak structure and the kind of food best suits the beak.
Sanctuary Species - View our Audubon at Home Sanctuary species. If you have at least 10 of the animals in this list feeding or nesting in your yard you are eligible to apply for a Certified Wildlife Sanctuary.