1. Invite wildlife into your home environment
This is a great way to experience wildlife first hand. We use a simple birdbath and wild birdseed to invite local birdlife into our back yard. Place the birdbath (or bird feeder if you like) near a window to allow for closer observation – you can see the birds from inside without disturbing them. We became familiar with our local species and used a bird guide to find out more about them. Depending on your location, bird boxes, possum boxes or even a butterfly friendly garden may help to attract other wildlife.
4. Pet care
By creating a pet care basket we are inviting the child to participate in the care of our pet. While we always supervise our children with pets, the basket invites the child to feed the dog a treat, to brush or initiate wash time. Treats are in child friendly/snap open container, shampoo has been rebottled into a child friendly/smaller bottle. Children from a young age can help with feeding and watering pets. Fish feeding is also an activity perfect for a young child.