By tackling backyard habitat projects with diversity in mind, you're making a significant difference for wildlife and ecosystems. For example, by planting a hedgerow or creating a nature reserve, you're providing a wide selection of plants and bushes plus sheltering and watering spots to appeal to as many species as possible. You've considered the many kinds of habitats you can create on your property or in your community: windbreaks, edges, ponds, and simple log and brush piles, all of which appeal to a great variety of wildlife. Remember: Your efforts to boost biodiversity don't stop at your fence. They also improve wildlife habitat outside your project site.