Real-Life Wildlife Habitat Gardens

Certified Wildlife Habitat: John Magee

Habitat gardens can be created in a variety of locations and sizes!

Window and patio planters in urban apartments and businesses, backyard gardens, school gardens, as well as habitat gardens in large venues such as college campuses, zoos, and aquariums are just a few examples of where habitat gardens can be created.

The size of the habitat does not matter, as long as the five requirements—food, water, cover, places to raise young, and sustainable gardening—are included in the habitat garden.

Habitat gardens of all shapes and sizes help wildlife in our cities and towns, as well as help people connect with nature.

Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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