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How to support backyard wildlife this winter

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on Jan. 13, 2014, 3:40 p.m.
opossom under the shrubs

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Playing possum underneath the shrubbery

Help wildlife find the warmth and shelter they need by letting your garden go a little wild. Let fallen leaves pile up and let evergreen shrubs grow untrimmed. This will give animals places to hide, rest, find food like worms and bugs, and keep cozy.