The Registry of Nature
The type of habitat will determine the type
of wildlife that will be attracted to it. Woodpeckers, for
example are not attracted to fields & meadows, they will seek
out woodlands and forest for Snags to nest
Woodland or Forest -
This type generally consists of mature trees with very little or no
open areas. Cut Banks, Cliffs and Caves are usually found in
this habitat type. This type of habitat will draw woodpeckers,
hawks, thrushes, chickadees, titmouse, fox, racoons and deer to
name a few.
& Meadows - These areas consist of various
perennial and annual plants, hedgerows and brambles. Field
& meadows attract all kinds of butterflies, moths, bees,
insects, bluebirds, sparrows, meadowlarks, quail, pheasants,
- If under cultivation it will consist of crops and pasture
land. Usually will have hedgerows and rock walls. If not
under cultivation, it usually will fall into the Fields &
Meadows category. Similar to fields and
Marsh - A marsh may be wide open will no
trees or shrubs or it may be found in a woodland setting. It
is a wet location that remains wet even during the dry season.
This type will attract blackbirds, catbirds, cardinals, wren,
woodcock, wood duck, heron, etc.....
Coastal - Are areas found along
coastlines. These areas consist of grasses and scub
trees. Coastal will have all types of shorebirds, blackbirds,
ducks, geese, etc....
have more than one type. The more types found on your
property, the more choices you will have in developing your Habitat Plan.