Anne Senft’s Archive

Photo of cardinal flower and hummingbird donated by Paul Lackey

Learn the Top Native Plants for Your Backyard

Find out which native plants are best for your region.

Photo donated by Danny Brown

Fellow Gardeners Share the Best Ways to Attract Backyard Wildlife

Useful tips from fellow gardeners on creating a backyard haven for wildlife.

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Attract These 4 Birds to Control Garden Pests

Find out how to attract birds to your backyard to keep bugs at bay.

Cottontails feed mainly on herbaceous plants such as clovers, grasses, and low broad-leafed weeds in summer and buds, twigs, and bark in winter. (Photo: Chuanxiao Li)

Six of the Sexiest “Vegetarians” in Your Backyard

Enjoy these plant-eating beauties found in backyards across the nation.

Photo: Jim Brown

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: YELLOW

Like all other blue birds, Indigo Buntings lack blue pigment. Their jewel-like color comes instead from microscopic structures in the feathers that refract and reflect blue light, much like the airborne particles that cause the sky to look blue. (Photo: Steve Creek)

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: BLUE

A striking black-winged red bird, the Scarlet Tanager is a common species of the eastern forest interior. Despite its brilliant coloring it is often overlooked because of its rather secretive behavior and its preference for the forest canopy. (Photo: Daniel Marquis)

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: RED

Keep pace with the pronghorn to save gas. Running at speeds close to 60mph, pronghorns are the fastest land animal in North America. (Photo donated by Helena Reynolds)

Slacker’s Guide to Saving Gas

It’s easy to save gas with these money and planet-saving tips.

Photographer: Ryan Weishalla   Locatoin: Leroy, IL

Ten “Foxy and I Know It” Photos

Enjoy these gorgeous photos of foxes from across the country.

With over 20 hummingbird species in the United States, there’s sure to be a species in your region that you can attract by planting red, tubular flowers.

Vote for the “Face of Garden for Wildlife Month”

Here’s your chance to weigh in on this year’s face of Garden for Wildlife Month.

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