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Five Butterfly Garden Tips from a Butterfly Hero!

In 2015, then 9 year-old, Genevieve Leroux from San Luis Obispo, CA pledged to be a Butterfly Hero and help save the monarch butterfly. Not only did she plant the …

Nurture nature in the city and discover your wild neighbors

Close your eyes and imagine cougars among the fir trees at Carkeek Park, or beavers swimming along the shore at Green Lake. Do these wild animals truly exist in Seattle? …

Bowie Gardens for Wildlife

More than 75 residents, neighbors, and friends gathered at City Hall in Bowie, Maryland this past December to celebrate the community’s seven year journey to become a Certified Community Wildlife …

Eastern Towhee by Hal and Kirsten Snyder

Picturing Birds at Risk

Swifts, nighthawks and meadowlarks may sound like commonplace birds, but they share a troubling trait: According to the cover story of the February-March National Wildlife, the animals are among “hundreds of …

New Numbers Show Monarch Butterfly Populations Still in Trouble

The annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been released showing a 27 percent decrease from last year’s population. Populations of this once-common iconic black and …

Bighorn sheep

12 Gifts You Gave to Wildlife This Year

This past year, thoughtful, generous, and passionate National Wildlife Federation supporters like you helped give countless wildlife the freedom to be wild and thrive. Thank you! Please enjoy reading about …

Energy Leases Canceled in Wildlife Habitat

The Interior Department has signed off on two decisions cancelling oil and gas leases on fish and wildlife habitat covering more than 70,000 acres. The areas affected — the Roan …

Four Ways to Provide Cover for Wildlife

Providing cover from the elements and a place to hide from predators is a great way to attract beautiful and interesting birds and other wildlife to your yard or garden. Cover is one …

Four Ways to Provide Water for Birds

Providing water for drinking and bathing is a great way to attract beautiful and interesting birds to your yard. A clean water source is one of the components of habitat that all …

An Outstanding Habitat Steward

Grace has been an inspiration and mentor to the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife: Community Wildlife Habitat teams members in the Puget Sound region. Her city has even registered as …

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