Give animals what they need and they will come visiting.
It is deep winter in England, and I am happy to see a major trend where anyone with access to a tree or garden hangs out food for birds. Retail stores at Christmas devote shelves in addition to Christmas junk a vast array of equipment and food for feeding wild garden birds. In human population areas the garden birds thrive in winter thanks to large quantities of food put out for them.
In the garden of my home a large bird feeding station offers a variety of food for birds, and they come offering plenty of opportunities for my photography. Because the cats also enjoy the visual eye candy the birds offer, they are vigilant and it proves challenging at the moment to get clear good photos of the birds, especially the blue tits.
If you can attract animals to your home area then it offers a great opportunity to connect with nature. Offer food, shelter and anything else an animal needs to survive and it will come, offering you many wonderful experiences with nature. I envy the home in Brightlingsea earlier this year that attracted a black bird to raise young in a nest in a hedge next to the front door.
Plant the right flowers, the bees will come; install nesting boxes and the birds will nest there; leave food out and the birds will become regular visitors. In the small urban garden I live at I have encountered foxes, hedgehogs, all kinds of birds, and I shared peanuts with a squirrel that came visiting this morning. Leave parts of a garden wild and it offers opportunities for animals to make their home there. Living close to animals makes life brighter and helps connect with nature.