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40 Garden Tools

5/1/2013 // By Carla Brown

Share your photos of 40 garden objects during Garden for Wildlife month! Read more >

Upcoming Austin Event: Tour the New Demonstration Wildlife Habitat

5/1/2013 // By Kelly Wagner

Join the National Wildlife Federation in celebrating the new Rocks to Roots demonstration wildlife habitat and outdoor classroom in Austin! Making Space for Wildlife in Schoolyards Gardening for wildlife begins this month encouraging and celebrating those who make a difference […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski with an alligator, from the Today Show's Instagram page.

Today Show: Surprising “Backyard Wildlife”

5/1/2013 // By David Mizejewski

It’s Garden for Wildlife Month! In honor of this annual celebration of National Wildlife Federation’s 40-year-old Certified Wildlife Habitat program, I brought some “backyard wildlife” on my Today Show segment this week.  But these animals are definitely NOT the songbirds […] Read more >

Buntings at bird feeder by Bernard Friel

Summer Bird Feeding: the Case For and Against

4/18/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Should you take your bird feeders down for the summer? The answer may depend on where you live. Ever since I started feeding backyard birds several years ago, I’ve religiously taken down my feeders this time of year and not […] Read more >

A rehabilitated Red Tail Hawk is released.  Photo by Will Stuart.

Matthews, North Carolina Celebrates Community Wildlife Habitat Certification

4/15/2013 // By Roxanne Paul

Matthews, North Carolina recently celebrated becoming the nation’s 64th NWF Community Wildlife Habitat with “A Day of Play” at Squirrel Lake Park. Despite the cold, drizzly weather, spirits were high as the community came together to acknowledge the work of […] Read more >

Pima County Commissioner Sharon Bronson, team leader Vivian Sartori and Roxanne Paul; Jewel Clearwater photo, International Sonorand Desert Alliance

Ajo, Arizona Celebrates Community Wildlife Habitat Certification

3/28/2013 // By Roxanne Paul

The former copper mining town of Ajo, Arizona took a big step towards helping local wildlife when they registered their Community Wildlife Habitat® project with the National Wildlife Federation four years ago. After a lot of hard work and educational outreach on the […] Read more >

Swamp milkweed and monarch butterfly by Victor Quintanilla

Monarch Butterflies in a Changing World

3/19/2013 // By Laura Tangley

On a recent trip to California, I stopped by Natural Bridges State Beach, a lovely seaside protected area in Santa Cruz that’s best known for the monarch butterflies that overwinter there. Unlike monarchs east of the Rocky Mountains, which fly up […] Read more >

Andrew Moore, Cooper Elementary School, East Side, 2008, digital chromogenic print scanned from film negative, 62 x 78 in., Collection of Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell. Credit: Andrew Moore

Nature: Driving Revitalization in the Motor City and Beyond

3/1/2013 // By Kara Reeve

  During the roaring 20’s, Detroit glittered as a global center of automobile manufacturing. With a population that soared from 285,000 in 1900 to 1.6 million by 1930, it was the fourth largest city in the United States. As more […] Read more >

Certified Wildlife Habitat, Washington, DC

Wildlife Gardening: Don’t Forget the Neighbors

2/25/2013 // By Laura Tangley

When I bought a house on a large corner lot a decade ago, I was in a hurry to convert the lawn as quickly as possible to a lush, plant-filled haven for wildlife. Too much of a hurry, it turned […] Read more >

Cedar waxwing feeding on white mulberry

Nonnative Plants: Ecological Traps?

1/28/2013 // By Laura Tangley

When I moved into my first house several years ago, it was also the first time I’d ever had my own yard—and with a double lot located on a corner, it was a substantial yard indeed. A lover of lush […] Read more >