Backyard Naturalist


One of the best ways to begin enjoying nature is just outside your window!  Whether it's summer or winter, whether you have a large backyard full of trees or an apartment in an urban area, you can attract nature and provide good habitat for birds, mammals, frogs, and insects.  There's a page here for each type of wildlife as well as information on using native plants
and ways to improve your backyard as a habitat.  It's a work in progress as we add more information, so check back often!

Backyard Naturalist: Birds
Find out how to get started feeding birds, how to choose a birding field guide or a pair of binoculars, or even birding apps for your phone!

Backyard Naturalist: Habitats

Is your backyard welcoming to birds and wildlife?  You can make it that way with native plants!

           © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //

Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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