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Buttonbush. Photo: Dani Tinker.

For Wild Bees, these Native Plants are Superstars

The following are eleven native plants that are superstars in helping wild, native bees survive and thrive! Plant one in your area today: Baby Blue Eyes Baby blue eyes (Nemophila …

An Exemplary Garden for Wildlife

When we talk about gardening for wildlife, our focus is on creating habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and small mammals — not large and potentially dangerous or damaging species that are …

Ready, Set, Go! Monarch Butterflies Racing South Ahead of Winter

Before the northern seasons turn, monarch butterflies across North America are already fluttering southward in a race against time. Weighing less than a cracker, a single butterfly may flap more …

Late boneset: A fragrant late-summer pollinator favorite

Late boneset is a native plant, common in pastures, forest openings and along roadsides throughout the east and westward as far as Kansas. If you’ve ever done any bush hogging, …

Missoula Butterfly Week

In front of a room of City Council members and citizens, Mayor John Engen of Missoula, Montana proclaimed the week of May 15th as Missoula Butterfly Week. He ended the …

Mine Proposal Threatens Monarchs

Monarch butterflies have lost significant habitat in the United States. Some studies suggest that an estimated 60 percent of milkweed has been eliminated from the Midwestern grassland ecosystem. The available …

Why Should I Certify My Yard for Wildlife?

Your yard or garden can become a habitat for birds, butterflies and other local wildlife to enjoy right outside your window. If you provide the four components of habitat – …

Community Partnerships Connect Kids With Nature

A community partnership has formed to answer the call put forth by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF), the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, to connect kids with …

Students Help Wildlife in Virginia

Free Union Country School, located outside of Charlottesville, VA, enjoys a rural setting in which students can explore, learn, and play. The school is a Certified Wildlife Habitat and Schoolyard Habitat …

The First Community Wildlife Habitat

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

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