Photograph courtesey of Dick Cannings.
Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance  Photograph courtesey of Dick Cannings. bird_feeder
5. Attracting birds - Birds need trees and shrubs for nesting and hiding habitat so the more greenery you have, the more bird-friendly your yard is. But if you have cats that are allowed outdoors do not try to attract birds. Cats are a major cause of bird mortality throughout the world. Bird feeders and nest boxes construction plans and advice on attracting birds can be found by clicking here.

6. Go Bats with Bat Boxes - Tips on attracting bats and preventing bats from roosting inside your home can be found by visiting the Bat Conservation International website.

7. Stewardship - Is the conservation of natural areas by landowners. The Land Conservancy (TLC) and SOS Stewardship Program offers advice and brochures for homeowners who wish to provide habitat for species at risk on their property. Click here to view the Publications and Factsheets.

8. Get rid of invasive plants - Invasive weeds can gradually overtake and ruin landscapes and natural areas. It is a good idea to keep weeds in check before they get out of hand. Check out information provided by the South Okanagan Similkameen Invasive Plant Society.