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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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How to Live Responsibly Alongside Our Wild Neighbors

Urban ecosystems are increasingly becoming critical habitats for wildlife. It’s time we embrace it, roll out the welcome mat and find ways to live responsibly alongside our wild neighbors. This list is …

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Create an Enchanted Wildlife Garden

Our children have the ability to connect with nature through individual exploration and imagination in our Certified Wildlife Habitat. I often enjoy watching my children playing outdoors and seeing what …

Swamp Milkweed. Photo Credit: Tom Potterfield, Flickr Creative Commons

Twelve Native Milkweeds for Monarchs

The monarch butterfly population in North America has plummeted by over 90% in just the last 20 years. Destruction of America’s grasslands ecosystems, commercial agricultural practices and even conventional gardening have all …

Five Tips for Nesting Box Success

As winter wanes and our thoughts turn to springtime, it’s time to think about nesting boxes for birds.  Many cavity nesting birds scout out and select nest sites starting in late February through May, …

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