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Hummingbirds eat insects such as mosquitoes and aphids, making them helpful and valuable backyard guests. Photos by Alyssa Schlange/California Wildlife Center
Finches perch on a cactus. To encourage wild birds and other animals to visit one’s backyard, residents are encouraged to eliminate free-standing water, and to plant shrubs in order to increase habitat diversity and gives animals shelter.
Alyssa Schlange, Volunteer and Outreach Manager, California Wildlife Center
11:57 am PDT August 29, 2018
Many people have the desire to connect with nature but don’t realize they can easily do so in their own backyard with minimal adjustments.