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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Photo by TexasEagle via Flickr Creative Commons

A Garden for Zebras and Tigers

Whether your garden is in containers on an apartment balcony or sprawling over acres of open land, it can attract zebras and tigers. Ok, not the four-legged mammals you might be …

Swallowtail butterfly. Photo by National Wildlife Photo contest entrant Jenyfra Nelson

Four Questions about Neonicotinoid Pesticides

The increasing buzz on pollinators has raised awareness on the various threats to their survival, such as habitat loss and chemical use. For over 42 years, the National Wildlife Federation’s …

From St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s residence.  Photo by Mayor Francis Slay’

Declining Monarch Butterfly Finds Hope for Recovery in St. Louis

About this time last year, the National Weather Service spotted a cloud stretching from the St. Louis area east into Illinois. Meteorologists watching the radar noted that its shape was …

Swamp Milkweed. Photo Credit: Tom Potterfield, Flickr Creative Commons

Twelve Native Milkweeds for Monarchs

The monarch butterfly population in North America has plummeted by over 90% in just the last 20 years. Destruction of America’s grasslands ecosystems, commercial agricultural practices and even conventional gardening have all …

Monarch being released after emerging. Photo by Avelino Maestas.

High Stakes in Declining Monarch Butterfly Populations

Monarch Butterfly

Six Ways to Save Monarchs

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What to do With Fallen Leaves

8 - Monarch Butterfly at Butterfly House (City of Chesterfield)

Monarchs Over Chesterfield

This morning we took a tour of the NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in Chesterfield, MO – just outside of St. Louis.  The city has been certified for 10 years …

Monarch chrysalis by Avelino Maestas.

A Visual Journey Through the Monarch Life Cycle

Monarch butterflies have been in the news quite a bit recently, due to their rapid decline. In order to find ways to help, it’s essential to first understand the life cycle of …

Atala, Flickr user Brandon Trentler.

A Tale of Three Butterflies: Endangered Species and the Everglades

Can you imagine a place where alligators and crocodiles live side-by-side? It isn’t a fairytale: it is America’s Everglades! The historic Everglades ecosystem once encompassed 11,000 square miles. Home to …

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