Wildlife viewing is becoming one of the most popular forms of outdoor recreation in America. Observing wildlife in one’s own backyard is not only enjoyable, but convenient as well. In some areas (especially rural settings), excellent wildlife habitat exists and viewing opportunities can be abundant. However, in a growing number of areas (especially suburbia), wildlife habitat has deteriorated or been destroyed entirely. This is particularly true in many subdivisions where the landscape was bulldozed and leveled-off prior to home construction. In either case, there are lots of ways to improve wildlife habitat around your home.
"PB1633-Improving Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, PB1633-3M-9/06 E12-4915-00-004-07 07-0038, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexfish/4