There are many ways that you can create, restore, and maintain important wildlife habitat on your property. The following are quality resources to help you get involved in stewardship efforts for some of Canada’s rarest species and habitats.
Contribute to bumble bee citizen science
- Return here for next year’s dates.
Protect habitat for eastern loggerhead shrike.
Create a pollinator (and bird!) friendly garden.
Protect habitat for butterflies on Denman Island and Garry Oak ecosystem
- Guide to the Stewardship of Taylor’s Checkerspot on Denman Island
- Information on Establishing, Restoring and Caring for Garry Oak Habitat
Protect habitat for rattlesnakes in Ontario
- Stewardship Guide: A Resource and Field Guide for Living with Rattlesnakes in Ontario
- Snakes often re-use the same hibernation site every year. Protect existing hibernation sites, and consider building a snake hibernaculum.
Protect habitat for turtles
Build a bird or bee house
- Right Bird, Right House: Download nest box plans for your region and habitat from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with this interactive tool
- Build a bee nest out of wood or a recycled milk carton.