Attracting Wildlife

Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Yard

With our 4 distinct seasons and abundant wildlife, Maplewood homeowners have the opportunity to observe many species of wildlife and birds in their yards. While a lawn may attract robins in spring, it lacks the structure needed for nesting birds.

Native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers add spatial dimension and diversity to a planting that attracts wildlife and birds. Shrubs such as nannyberry or pagoda dogwood have flowers in spring for bees and other pollinators, and berried shrubs such as dogwoods and Viburnums provide food for robins and catbirds in late summer.

Shrubs and groundcovers under existing trees mimic the woodland habitat needed by nesting songbirds. Prairie wildflowers and grasses attract a wide diversity of native pollinators and support beneficial insects that prey on insect pests in your yard.