We all love feeling a connection to nature and wildlife when we visit nearby parks and forest preserves. Have you ever thought about bringing that feeling home? There are many things you can do in your own yard to create a garden that attracts wildlife, regardless of how much space you have. You don’t need to have a large pond or prairie to bring birds and animals to your neck of the woods. By incorporating key elements, your garden can become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). There are only four main requirements for a garden to become certified, some of which you may already have: that it provides a food source, a water source, a place for wildlife to live and areas for them to raise their young.