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George H. Harrison

Habitat Chat with George H. Harrison

1/5/2011 // By Kelly Senser

GEORGE H. HARRISON knew he was on to something. While serving as managing editor of National Wildlife in 1972, he heard about two U.S. Forest Service researchers in Massachusetts who were studying ways to convert suburban yards into mini-habitats for […] Read more >

Ruby-throated hummingbird

Magazine Readers Report Hummingbird Sightings

12/15/2010 // By Kelly Senser

After Pat Neuhaus read in the December/January issue of National Wildlife that out-of-range-and-season sightings of hummingbirds are becoming increasingly common, he put out his sugar-water feeders. The next day, a hummingbird arrived in his South Carolina yard. “I hope to […] Read more >

Certified Wildlife Habitat gift certificate

Habitat Certification and Other Gifts for Gardeners

12/6/2010 // By Kelly Senser

Because my mom delights in welcoming birds, butterflies and other critters to her garden, I recently surprised her with a Certified Wildlife Habitat® gift certification. It required knowing how she provided wildlife with food, water, shelter and places to raise […] Read more >

Mother Nature and Me: Feeling Thankful

11/28/2010 // By Kelly Senser

At the beginning of November, my friend Debi of Go Explore Nature posted this update on her Facebook page: “I’m thankful for nature’s many splendors all year long, but the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday encourages a little more thoughtfulness. This month, […] Read more >

Leaf animals

Fall Fun: Leaf Animals

10/27/2010 // By Kelly Senser

Clouds fill the sky, and raindrops fall. But there is sunshine in the autumn leaves—so brilliant against the gray background. I find myself reminiscing this day, recalling a damp afternoon last fall when my kids and I ventured outside. We […] Read more >

Spider and full moon

BOO-tiful Backyard Visitor: Spider

10/22/2010 // By Kelly Senser

Each week our Certified Wildlife Habitat community on Facebook celebrates “Wildlife Wednesday” by posting an image of a garden visitor. Because the latest photo received such an enthusiastic response, I wanted to share it with a wider audience. Perhaps tonight […] Read more >

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