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Monarch Heroes in Texas

2/11/2016 // By Guest Author

This past October, our first grade Eco-Schools USA Monarch Heroes at Piney Point Elementary hosted a fabulous Garden Party in Houston, TX! The students in two of the classes had been working since they returned to school in August on this project, …

Taking a moment to marvel at a garden slug.  Photo by Carolyn Millard

Planting a Park Within a “Park”

2/11/2016 // By Kim Martinez

There are no parks in McElderry Park in Baltimore, but the National Wildlife Federation and their partners are hoping to change that. For the past three years, NWF has been working with the residents of Baltimore to transform neighborhoods into …

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Photo by TexasEagle via Flickr Creative Commons

A Garden for Zebras and Tigers

2/9/2016 // By Jen Mihills

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 envisioning, but swallowtail butterflies. There are more than 550 species …

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12 Wins for Wildlife YOU Made Possible in 2015

12/11/2015 // By Collin O'Mara

Looking back at 2015, I’m incredibly proud of wins we achieved together for America’s wildlife. With friends of wildlife like you by our side, we helped restore more wild bison to the Great Plains, launched rescue efforts for our dwindling …

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Gifts That Help Wildlife

11/30/2015 // By David Mizejewski

With the holiday shopping season upon us, here are some gifts ideas from our new Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide catalog that will help attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your yard or garden. These make perfect gifts for the birder …

Photos: Loraine Bond

Missoula Garden Fosters Healthy Living for Kids and Wildlife

10/28/2015 // By Education Coordinator

The kids at The Parenting Place have gone over the hill. And under it. Constructed last summer by volunteers, a tunnel and slide built into a hill in the backyard of the Missoula, Montana establishment has become one of the …

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Introducing the Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide Catalog

9/29/2015 // By NWF

For 30 years, National Wildlife Federation has been offering nature-inspired merchandise through National Wildlife Catalog. Now, we’ve launched a brand new online catalog called the Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide. It’s filled with everything you need to create a thriving wildlife …

October 16, 2013 - A view of the new grass roof at McMillan Hall.  Pictured are Anthropology graduate students Kelsey Nordine, left, and BrieAnna Langlie. James Byard/WUSTL Photos

The Campus Wild, a New Guide from NWF!

9/8/2015 // By Courtney Cochran

As students across the country head to their respective campuses for another school year, they may not realize that in addition to providing students with learning and living space, many college and university campuses provide rich habit for wildlife and …

Photo by scottie32 via Flickr Creative Commons.

Five Ways of Making Your Lawn Better

8/31/2015 // By David Mizejewski

Fall is a great time to get your yard ready for the next growing season. The cooling temperatures often make working outside less taxing, and some of the late-blooming plants in your yard provide a great opportunity to get a close …

Monarch Butterfly. Photo by NWF Austin Habitat Stewards Jim and Lynne Weber

Austin, Texas Creates Habitat for the Declining Monarch Butterfly

8/3/2015 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

The City of Austin, Texas sits at a critical migration point for the monarch butterfly. In the spring, Austin is one of the first places in the U.S. that the monarch stops to lay its eggs on milkweed, so the next …

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