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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 …

You can see the proboscis in this picture of a swallowtail butterfly, donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Donna Kert.

Ten Fabulous Facts About Butterflies: A Wildlife Garden’s Best Friend

For great wildlife gardening, it is important to know about pollinators. They can be birds, but most often they are insects that, while feeding on flowers, will help spread pollen …

Garden Quiz

Which Backyard Wildlife Species Are You?

We all have a favorite backyard species, beautiful birds, butterflies, mammals or other wonderful creatures. What if they’re your favorite because they remind you of yourself? Find out which species …

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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 …

Monarchs by Dave Hawkins.

Where Are Migratory Monarchs This Fall?

Each fall at about this time, I try to spend a weekend at the Black Walnut Point Inn on Maryland’s Tilghman Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Located on the southern …

Team Hummingbird

Wildlife Battle: Team Butterfly vs. Team Hummingbird

Today is National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day. That’s a lot to handle in 24 hours. Here’s your chance to show your support for #TeamButterfly or #TeamHummingbird (only the brave will …

Texas Wasp Moth

7 Moths that Make Butterflies Look Boring

I still like butterflies, but let’s be honest, moths need some love. They just aren’t as popular as butterflies, and they certainly should be! Both belong to the large order of …

Swamp milkweed and monarch butterfly by Victor Quintanilla

Monarch Butterflies in a Changing World

On a recent trip to California, I stopped by Natural Bridges State Beach, a lovely seaside protected area in Santa Cruz that’s best known for the monarch butterflies that overwinter there. …

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