Animal Abodes

Animal+Abodes

Kelsie V.

 

Trees are being cut down, and every day, homes for wildlife are lost.  These animals need our help, and us kids are the best people for the job! Some critters could use some help with some man-made homes, and this can benefit our whole community. While you are at home, why not take that time to build a house for an animal?

  1. Bat Boxes

When you hear the word bat, you may scream or back away in fright, but these harmless mammals are nothing to be afraid of. Bats keep our insect populations down, and if this will keep the mosquitoes away, I’m sure you’re all for it! To make this simple project, you will not need much, just a couple pieces of wood, some screws, some safety goggles, and a bat-loving spirit. 

Find out more at: https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/cover/build-a-bat-house

  1. Purple Martin Houses

Purple martins are a type of bird that can keep your garden looking beautiful. These vibrant, violet birds eat insects and can chase away any bugs getting too close to your tomatoes. This is a more time-consuming pastime, but in the end it is all worth it! To create your custom-built birdhouse, you can use wood.

Find out more about a wooden house here: https://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/projects/1948/for-the-birds-build-a-purple-martin-house/

Bats and purple martins are just the tip of the iceberg, there are so many other animals out there who need our help desperately. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore! Build a home for wildlife and slowly, we can save a species.