Eighth-graders at Beekmantown Junior High in New York recently completed a wildlife habitat garden designed to attract birds, small mammals, butterflies and snakes. The garden is about 15 feet square and contains small shrubs, bushes and some flowering plants. "[The students] have been learning about habitat, what kinds of habitat attract certain species and what kinds of impacts humans can have on habitat, both good and bad," said Alexa King, 4-H educator for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County.

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