Make your yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat®

Get a certified wildlife habitat.  Just 6 easy steps. 1) Provide food - nectar, fruit, seeds from plants. 2) Supply water - water gardens, bird baths. 3) Create cover - rock piles, evergreens. 4) Provide places to raise young - trees, shrubs. 5) Garden sustainably - reduce chemical use for clean water for people and wildlife. 6) Get certified - click to learn more...
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Delaware Nature Society partners with the National Wildlife Federation to bring the Certified Wildlife Habitat® program to Delaware. The Certified Wildlife Habitat program at Delaware Nature Society is supported in part by Delmarva Power and SUEZ in Delaware.

Make your yard come alive! Your yard may be home to 15 migratory birds, 20 native plant species, five kinds of butterflies, and enough wildlife to make you think you are on a safari.

This isn't your yard, you say? Well it could be. It's easy and we can help. Whether you have only a balcony or acres of land, you can join the 1,000 other properties in Delaware helping to make a difference for wildlife and water.

The Certified Wildlife Habitat® program, conducted through a partnership between Delaware Nature Society and the National Wildlife Federation, provides official recognition for properties that meet five criteria necessary for wildlife:  food, water, cover, places for wildlife to raise young, and wildlife-friendly landscaping practices. Learn more about making your land friendly to clean water and wildlife »

When filling out your application form (Delaware residents) you may request a free technical consultation from a Delaware Nature Society Habitat Steward to learn ways to attract wildlife and reduce pollution on your property.

Do you live within the Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway? The Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway is in the process of becoming a National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat Community. We need everybody who owns a home, business, or other land within the Byway to apply for Certified Wildlife Habitat status in order to reach our goal. Watch our FaceBook page and other local media for information about upcoming events and activities.

Delaware Nature Society partners with the National Wildlife Federation, Mt. Cuba Center, Wildbirds Unlimited, Hockessin, and Auburn Heights Preserve.

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