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Explore our collection of monthly eNews that discuss ways to create and expand habitat at home or in your community.


Life In An Oak

Oaks (Quercus) are a foundational tree genus and the official tree of the United States. Found throughout North America--in almost every habitat--their lives are intertwined with those of innumerable other organisms that feed on and interact with these ecologically-remarkable trees.

Where To Place Habitat Features To Protect the Wildlife You Are Attracting

Installing habitat features can be fun. Each addition to your yard or community is an open invitation to wildlife to use the space as a sanctuary.


Vernal Pools Connect Otherwise Isolated Habitats

Without fish as predators, vernal pools provide essential reproductive habitat for many reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Support Turtles: A Goal for Your Site?

Turtles travel miles from one wet area to another for resources, mating, and reproduction. Providing high-quality habitat around ponds and other wet areas can minimize the risks faced by theses well-loved pond inhabitants.


Creating Vernal Pools

A variety of Vernal Pools across the landscape is ideal as a set of small wetlands can host more species than a single large wetland.


Get to Know Habitat Network Staff

Curious about this citizen science project? Read about who works on it and how we are funded.

Wildlife Habitat Category in the Groups Data Visualization

This article explains the "wildlife habitat" category found in a group's data visualization

Other Wildlife

Amazing Animals that Use Vernal Pools

For some species, known collectively as obligate species, Vernal Pools are the only habitat where reproduction occurs.

Support Amphibians: A Goal for Your Site?

Many amphibians, like salamanders, are excellent eco-indicators–their presence or absence can reveal the environmental health of an area. You can create a space to support amphibians with actions like installing a cover board, to encouraging reproduction through the creation and protection of wet areas.