With the continual growth and improvements of human development, people have to learn to live and co-habitat with wildlife. It is important to remember that wild animals cannot be kept as pets. If they pass through your yard, enjoy their beauty, take pictures if you like, but do not take measures to maintain the animal restrained.
You can provide a wildlife habitat for some unusual critters like birds, especially hummingbirds, along with butterflies and other small animals. There is nothing more beautiful than a bright, welcoming garden full of gorgeous songbirds, brilliant looking butterflies, and amazing hummingbirds. Such small and colorful wildlife often look for these types of environments and plant habitats that give them a place to call home comfortably. Welcoming these critters includes planting flowers and shrubs that they enjoy and prefer, as well as bird seed. There is a vast array of seed from which to choose. If you want songbirds, cardinals, blue jays, read labels to opt for their type of seed.
If you are trying to attract hummingbirds, plant a hummingbird garden and strategically place hummingbird feeders around where you can view them and the awesome antics of these amazing critters. Butterflies also have a liking for certain kinds of plants and flowers. Do your research and make the right choices for the wildlife you want in your yard. The perfect home for them provides a proper climate, food sources, fresh water, shelter in nearby trees and a place to raise their young.
This type of wildlife is often welcome to the homeowner, but when other animals find comfort in your space, it is often troubling and menacing for the residents, not to mention the birds and butterflies. While Wildlife experts can help you in choosing the right environment for the animals you find acceptable in your living space, they can also assist you in warding off those that are more of a nuisance.
Why Humane Treatment of Wildlife is Critical
All animals are here on this earth for a reason and to serve a purpose. They are meant to live happily in their habitat but to no fault of their own, often find their way into city life. With all the progress and improvements with new homes and road construction, the animals are forced out of their homes and have to find a place of comfort. As a result, the animals often end up encroaching on private property, looking for food, water, and shelter.
It is sad when people find it acceptable to harm an animal for such a move. For so many reasons, like hunting, inhumane trapping and the trade for animal products, many animals these days face the threat of endangerment. It is never acceptable to harm an animal that “gets lost” and forced out of its home. Humane treatment of these critters at least gives the animal the fighting chance it deserves to live the life it was meant to live. Give wildlife the respect it deserves and ensures they are treated humanely, even if trapping and removing them from your personal space. Nature and wildlife are crucial for the environment, and it takes all of us as a whole to ensure a beautiful and healthy atmosphere.