Backyard Wildlife

By providing sources of food, water and cover, you can turn your yard into a lively place full of fun-to-watch Missouri wildlife. Topics in this section show you how.

Backyard Bird Feeding

Learn what seeds, feeders and landscaping choices will attract which birds to your Missouri backyard.

Bird-Feeding Stations

Select the right feeder types, the right seeds and the right native plants to attract more birds to your Missouri yard.

Don't Adopt Wildlife

Wild animals don't make good pets, and it is illegal to possess many wild animals without a valid state or federal permit. If you encounter young wildlife, leave it where you find it.

Live Christmas Trees

After serving as a Christmas tree, a live Missouri evergreen can be planted outside to landscape your yard. All it takes is a little planning.

Native Plants for Your Landscape

This publication shows you how to use native-plant landscaping to attract wildlife.

Windbreaks

Windbreaks can improve wildlife habitat as well as reduce heating bills, provide protection from high winds and snow, and enhance landscape aesthetics. This page shows you how.