A backyard can be a safe haven for many different species of birds, insects, and critters. Native plant species, flowering plants, water sources, and protective cover can quickly turn your own backyard into a mini nature preserve. For more information on types of plants and tips on making your backyard a sanctuary please visit the following resources:
Invasive Plants in Your Backyard!
A Guide to Their Identification and Control
The expanded edition, published by the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, Inc.