David Mizejewski’s Archive

Monarch Butterfly 2018 Population Down by 14.8 Percent

The population number of eastern monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has been released, showing a 14.8 percent decline over last year, continuing the downward trend that has resulted in an overall 90 percent …

A Garden That Provides Habitat and Solace

New York City is often described as the city that never sleeps, but amidst its hustle and bustle lies an oasis just a short ride up the Hudson. A sanctuary …

11 Tips to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

We recently published an article in National Wildlife magazine looking at the enormous toll that free-ranging domesticated cats take on wildlife in the United States. The latest study has conservatively concluded …

Keeping Birds Safe from Outdoor Cats

We recently published an article in National Wildlife magazine on the enormous, unnatural toll that free-ranging domesticated cats take on wildlife, along with a blog post about how to keep indoor …

Watch Bison Reintroduction Story on World of Adventure

As the National Wildlife Federation’s naturalist, I do media appearances to spread the word on our wildlife conservation work. My latest is an episode of a series called World of …

Bee and coneflower

Six Tips for Pollinator Gardens in Small Spaces

June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week. You can participate by creating a garden habitat to support pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Register it as Certified Wildlife Habitat with …

National Gardening Association’s Tips on Wildlife Habitat Gardening

The National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the National Gardening Association (NGA) to spread the word about our Garden for Wildlife program and help people create beautiful yards and …

Six Surprising Ways Trees Support Wildlife

Wildlife and trees rely on each other. Birds build their nests in trees and hunt for insects to feed their babies among the branches. Squirrels also nest in trees, and …

New Numbers Show Monarch Butterfly Populations Still in Trouble

The annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been released showing a 27 percent decrease from last year’s population. Populations of this once-common iconic black and …

Four Ways to Provide Cover for Wildlife

Providing cover from the elements and a place to hide from predators is a great way to attract beautiful and interesting birds and other wildlife to your yard or garden. Cover is one …

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