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

Austin, Texas Creates Habitat for the Declining Monarch Butterfly

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 …

Toad abode. Photo by NWF

Wildlife Camping in Our Backyards

This summer, National Wildlife Federation is celebrating our annual Great American Campout. Camping is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and maybe even spot some …

Baltimore Oriole photographed by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Janice Sommerville

We’ve Always Been a City for the Birds

Baltimore.  Home of the beloved Baltimore Orioles and affectionately known by residents as Birdland.  There’s no better place for the National Wildlife Federation to launch its signature Community Wildlife Habitat …

Another variety of milkweed. Photo: Brooke Randolph

Helping Pollinators One Garden at a Time

As a passionate gardener, I believe all gardens, open fields, and community habitats can be made sustainable using native plants to help wildlife. Wildlife rely on native plants for food, cover, …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Howard Cheek.

Bees Find Better Habitat in Urban Jungle than Farm Country

What do you think about when hear the word “pollinators?” Images of honey bees or bumble bees come to mind for most. Many of us urban and suburbanites have an idyllic …

Bumble Bee by Josh Mayes

10 Ways to Save Pollinators

Pollinators are in trouble. These important wildlife move from plant to plant while searching for protein-rich pollen or high-energy nectar to eat. As they go, they are dusted by pollen …

Photo by Mark Brinegar.

Take the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

The National Wildlife Federation is joining with dozens of conservation and gardening organizations as well as seed groups to form the National Pollinator Garden Network and launch a new nationwide …

NWF’s Wildlife Habitat and Sustainability Educator Darcy McKinley Lester visits the 8th Street Pocket Park, one of the certified wildlife habitats in Missoula, MT.  Photo by Steve Woodruff.

Do You Garden For Wildlife?

We often picture wildlife habitat as, well, wild: forests, rivers, and mountain peaks.  However, the green spaces around our homes also provide important wildlife habitat for songbirds, bees, butterflies and …

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Lewes, DE offers an array of freshly grown vegetables. Photo by Abby Barber

Eating and Growing Local to Sustain Wildlife

Farmers markets benefit local communities in a variety of ways, from boosting the local economy to supplying an array of fresh, oftentimes sustainably grown food to helping small farmers whose …

Photo by Scott Landseidel

Finding a Fawn: What To Do

Every springtime, the National Wildlife Federation gets numerous emails and phone calls from concerned people asking the following question: “I found an abandoned fawn! Where can I take it?” The answer …

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