in your backyard

in (one's) (own) back yard

In or near to one's area of residence or business. Local farmers have banded together to protest the government's plan of building a series of windfarm generators in their back yard. We don't want to have such a large, ugly monument in our own back yard.
See also: back, yard

in your (own) backˈyard

in or near the place where you live or work: The residents didn’t want a new factory in their backyard.The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard (= from his own members).
The term nimby is formed from the first letters of not in my backyard. A nimby is a person who claims to be in favour of a new project, but objects if it is too near their home and will disturb them in some way.
See also: backyard
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You can also encourage barn owls, which are always in the vicinity searching for gophers and other rodents, to take up residence in your backyard by building a nesting box for them.
In the new book Birds in Your Backyard, you can learn how to identify birds, learn their habits, and how to attract them.
Not the ones next door or across the street, but rather the winged variety that reside in your backyard.
Lack of produce in your backyard is, in all likelihood, due to the fact that there are significantly fewer honeybees in the United States to pollinate the flowers of the plum and of the squash, to say nothing of the grapefruit, apple, avocado, almond, cranberry, pumpkin, strawberry and many other crops.