Tips and tricks from an expert

humane backyard is a safe haven for wildlife—a space where animals can thrive free from pesticides, trapping and other threats. These All Animals magazine articles from Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener, offer practical advice for creating your own habitat, plus profiles of the wild animals you can help protect and more.

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One Maryland gardener transformed her suburban surroundings into a backyard sanctuary for wildlife and she's never looked back. She shares her story, along with five reasons you too might want to make the change.

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Make your backyard a safe place for wildlife.

No matter how big or small your outdoor space, you can create a haven for local wildlife. By providing basic needs like water, food and shelter, you can make a difference in your own backyard.

Bird in birdbath, enjoying a humane backyard
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