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Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Howard Cheek.

Top 7 Garden for Wildlife Questions, Answered

During Garden for Wildlife Month we heard from many of you with questions about creating the best wildlife-friendly gardens. Here are answers to seven of the most frequently asked questions. If you’re …

Bumble Bee by Julie Chen

5 Facts About Bumble Bees—and How To Help Them

If asked to name a key pollinator in the United States, you’re likely to think first of the honey bee. Native to Europe, honey bees were introduced to North America …

Sweet Success: Bronx Guild High School’s Urban Farm

B At Bronx Guild High School, a small inner-city Eco-School with an extremely diverse minority population of 325, students are raising chickens, cultivating honeybees, growing organic produce and improving green …

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The Best Wildlife and Nature Photos from NWF Staff in 2013

We’ve done a little looking back at 2013 already—see this piece about our 2013 accomplishments, and this one about the most popular Facebook photos of the year—but we also wanted …

Cover crops make bees happy. Photo: flick user steveburt1947

What do Cover Crops have to do with Wildlife?

National Wildlife Federation has been working hard for the past few years to overcome barriers and support champions of cover crop adoption. In fact, we just released two new reports …

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Photo Gallery: Surprising Backyard Bees

Until a few months ago, if someone said the word “bee,” I’d immediately picture the familiar black-and-yellow-striped honeybee or perhaps a big, fuzzy bumblebee—both regular summer visitors to the flowers …

David examines the bees from his hive

Beekeeping Offers a Connection with Nature

NWF’s lead online developer shares memories of his beekeeping hobby.

Bumblebee on Coneflower by Josh Mayes

In the Buzz About Bees, Don’t Forget the Natives

Honeybees have been in the news a lot this month. On May 2, the federal government published results of a comprehensive study looking at potential causes of the insects’ dramatic …

Less Water, More Wildlife — What’s Not to Love about Native Plants?

Some gardeners want to cut their water and chemical use. Others want to attract more butterflies, birds and bees. Whatever the reason, Denver-area gardeners seem to be increasingly interested in …

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Our Favorite Apps Where You Pretend to be Animals or Naturalists

Learn about wildilfe by BEING an animal or naturalist in these fun apps.

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