If you have a backyard, you can do tiny things to help give wildlife a habitat and a source of food during the fall and winter months. The easiest way is to build something called a brush pile; just layer large fallen tree limbs, branches, grass clippings and leaves together. It becomes a safe spot to nest for small animals and amphibians. And even stacking firewood in a crisscross fashion can help; the design creates internal spaces that offer relief from the cold for animals.
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