- September 9, 2016
Snakes, lizards, and other small reptiles are nature’s unsung heros of habitat . These ectotherms are expert hunters that help to keep small rodent and insect populations under control in our landscapes. Their habitat needs–rock piles/walls, logs, and coverboards–are relatively simple to install into almost any garden design. If we keep our cats inside, engage in wildlife-friendly mowing practices, and minimize our use of pesticides, we will be going a long way towards encouraging healthy populations of these usually timid, unassuming animals. Let snakes and lizards go to work for you, create habitat for them.
Not your favorite visitors? Give these dynamic animals a second look.
Goals Articles Are Special
This article is a part of our Planning for Habitat series. Habitat Network encourages you to set goals for each site you map so you can work towards outcomes that matter to you. Each goal has an introductory article, that links you to actions you might be able to take on your site to work towards meeting your goals.
Actions to Support Snakes and Lizards
These are the current actions that are tied to this goal. Whether or not you have “completed” an action is tied to the data collected via your site map. Each Habitat Map has its own goals and actions. To learn more about any action, or about how to change data on your map related to this action, click the link.
- No free-roaming cats
- Provide rock piles
- Add dead Logs
- Cover board
- Wildlife-friendly mowing
How to Set Goals for Your Sites
Ready to set goals for your habitat map? Visit the Map page, open the site explorer, and select the map you’d like to set goals for.