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The Registry of Nature Habitats - Dust Beds
Components of a Nature
Not everyone will be blessed with all sixteen Habitat Components on their property. This does not mean that introducing as many as possible will not
enhance wildlife. The key is to understant each of the components, what they are, how they assist in nature and what wildlife will be assisted by their availability.
Dust Beds & Grit - Wildlife uses
dust to help rid them of parasites. By providing an area of
very dry fine soil with no vegatation will draw many birds to take a
Grit is used by birds to aid
in digestion. It helps grind up food. Grit can be a
coarse sand. It can be added to bird feeders or you may
provide it on a tray by itself.