Friday, July 22, 2005


Backyard Habitat

Animal Planet’s New Series
Backyard Habitat Makes The
Planet A Better Place
For Animals
One Backyard At A Time

Animal Planet’s new series Backyard Habitat presents fun and simple ways to attract wildlife to your property, whether it's a balcony in the city or a large backyard. Hosted by David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) and Molly Pesce, the half-hour series airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET/PT beginning Monday, August 15, 2005

Created in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, Backyard Habitat builds on the organization’s current Backyard Wildlife HabitatTM certification program, which for 32 years has inspired people to make a home for wildlife right outside their door.

“From butterfly gardens to turtle ponds to bird feeders, Backyard Habitat teaches viewers to build and landscape a habitat at home to enjoy the simple pleasures nature has to offer every day,” said Maureen Smith, executive vice president and general manager, Animal Planet, US. “It’s all part of Animal Planet’s new daytime Simple Pleasures programs, reminding people to slow down and enjoy the little things in life.”

Each episode transforms an outdoor space into an NWF-certified haven for local flowers, plants, reptiles, birds and other wildlife. Hosts David and Molly work with homeowners across the country to create a habitat that meets wildlife’s four critical needs: food, water, shelter and a place to raise their young. The spaces created by the Habitat team have provided new homes for purple martins, osprey, green anoles, tree frogs, turtles and many more animals.

Mizejewski is also the author of the award-winning book, Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife. Co-host Pesce, a Manhattan resident, is a TV and stage veteran who grew up in a family devoted to the outdoors and wildlife.

The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. Learn more at

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