The National Wildlife Federation says the best way to attract and help wild animals thrive in your yard is to bring in native plants. These plants are well-adapted to thrive in your area based on "the climate, soils, rainfall and availability of pollinators and seed dispersers." They are also easy to maintain and grow and are welcome for wildlife species -- from birds to butterflies and small to large mammals. They fill an important role in the ecosystem. Visit nwf.org to find the Top 10 plants for your region.