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Regardless of what you may call home, wildlife can be attracted to your living space and can turn into a very enjoyable hobby. Before rolling out the welcome mat to wildlife, one must first do a little homework and consider whom you want to invite. Butterflies and birds are the most common animals attracted to a wildlife habitat, but do not forget the less commonly attracted insects. These include ladybugs, walking sticks, moths, and bees including honey and bumble. Once you have decided the guests you would like to invite, you will then need to find out the living requirements of each species.
Despite the species you plan to attract, you will need to keep in mind that your “new scape” needs to please both you and your new guests. If your garden space is a more traditional design, attracting wildlife can be a challenge because most wildlife habitats are created in a loose fitting design. To compensate for this design paradox, simply search your local nursery for native plants that will fit into your present landscape style.