Attracting Birds & Butterflies in your Backyard


(WTNH)– Wildlife Refuge Manager Rick Potvin and Visitor Services Manager Shaun Roche, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Stewart B. McKinney Natl Wildlife Refuge, talk about how to attract birds and butterflies to your backyard.

Attracting birds and butterflies to your backyard is easy and rewarding. National Wildlife Refuges, like the one where they work in coastal Connecticut, provide essential habitat for wildlife of all types.

With a few simple tips, it’s easy to make your home into a refuge for wildlife too. Especially for birds, butterflies and other backyard pollinators that can use a helping hand from people. Learn the essentials of good habitat – food, water and shelter – and how to provide them to the creatures of your neighborhood. You’ll have colorful new visitors in no time at all.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been working for decades to strengthen the connections between the American people and their wildlife resources. We do this through outreach and education, and by inviting the public to visit their local national wildlife refuges.

They will offer an “Open House” at Falkner Island in Guilford on the evenings of September 2nd, 3rd, 4th and all day on the 6th.

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