Anyone can create a welcoming haven for native wildlife.
All living things need food, water, shelter, and places to raise young.
All wildlife need water to survive and some need it for bathing or breeding as well. Add a birdbath, shallow dish of water, or a small pond in your backyard.
Animals need places to hide, raise their young, and shelter from extreme weather. Shrubs, brush, ground cover, rock piles, and tree cavities provide great natural shelters. You can also place a birdhouse, nesting box, or batbox in your yard.
A wild baby animal's best chance for survivial is with its mother. Generally, birds and other wildlife are better off left where they are found. Download the information provided by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries for steps to take in the best interest of the animal.