This page is intended to be a resource for our local young people and their teachers as they create their wildlife habitat focused art (www.snohomishcd.org/art-contest). It can also be used for us adults who just want to know more about the wildlife around us. 

Did we miss something? Please email us your suggestions and feedback at outreach@snohomishcd.org.

 
Photo of lush backyard habitat with wooden fence visible underneath greenery.

Snohomish Conservation District Backyard Habitat

We're glad you're interested in learning more about how to encourage and support beneficial wildlife on your property. Did you know that 96% of terrestrial birds rear their young on insects*? Pretty cool, right? Browse ways to encourage these birds and other beneficial creatures to visit your property. 

 
Certified wildlife habitat sign in foreground with native habitat pictured behind it.

The National Wildlife Federation

America is privileged with a stunning array of animals, plants, and wild destinationsβ€”each with its own incredible story. Get to know the amazing wildlife in your backyard and beyond.

 
Mule Deer eating Leaves off a plant.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)

From bats to woodpeckers, the animal species covered in these fact sheets were selected after surveying agencies and organizations that receive calls from the public about local wildlife.

 
North American River otter in a field with water.

Burke Museum Mammals of Washington State Information

On this special area of Burke Mammalogy's website, where you can explore the biodiversity of Washington's mammals. All species in the state are found on our checklist, and you can click on each name for an account of its natural history, geographic distribution, and further information.

 
Long-toed salamander resting on a rock.

Burke Museum of Amphibians and Reptiles of Washington State

Washington is home to 26 species of amphibians and 28 reptiles. Do you know where rattlesnakes live in our state? Or which salamander breathes through its skin? Find out and explore the diversity of the fascinating amphibians and reptiles of Washington state.

 
American Robin Sitting on branch with blured forest background.

Nature Mapping Foundation - Washington Wildlife Map

 
Barn Owl, with wings outstretched and talons out, flying low through a field.

eBird - Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

Explore bird sightings, migration maps, contribute data.

 
Oceanspray close up with blooming white trailing flowers and some leaves visible in the background.

WSU- Are Native Trees and Shrubs Better Choices for Wildlife in Home Landscapes?

Many gardeners prefer to use native plants in their landscapes. Part of this preference is the widespread belief that native species are better ecological choices, especially in providing habitat for native wildlife.

 
In foreground a bee collecting pollen on Purple Coneflower with many other plants and other purple coneflowers visible in the background.

WSU- A Citizen Science Guide to Wild Bees and Floral Visitors in Western Washington

Since wild bees are difficult to monitor and identify, this guide acts as an introductory document for those who would like to understand wild bee biodiversity and contribute to conservation through monitoring.