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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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