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Monte Sano Civic Assoc, Pres. Marylynn Perry, Roxanne Paul & Team Leader Susan "Soos" Weber proudly display certificate. Photo by Jerry Green.

Monte Sano, Huntsville, Alabama celebrates Community Wildlife Habitat Certification

5/21/2012 // By Roxanne Paul

It seemed only appropriate that the community of Monte Sano in Huntsville, Alabama chose Earth Day to celebrate their recent certification as the first National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat® in the state. Monte Sano is a community of 1600 people named […] Read more >

Photo: Jim Brown

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: YELLOW

5/18/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially yellow. Read more >

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Why are Native Plants so Important?

5/14/2012 // By Guest Author

I am often asked why native plants are becoming so popular, and why we’re reading and hearing so much about them these days. I think it’s part of a larger “green movement” that we’re experiencing in our country today. People are becoming more aware and better educated about our environment through organizations like the National Wildlife Federation. There seems to be a sincere desire to live in such a way that our impact on the environment is lessened. Read more >

Like all other blue birds, Indigo Buntings lack blue pigment. Their jewel-like color comes instead from microscopic structures in the feathers that refract and reflect blue light, much like the airborne particles that cause the sky to look blue. (Photo: Steve Creek)

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: BLUE

5/10/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially blue. Read more >

A striking black-winged red bird, the Scarlet Tanager is a common species of the eastern forest interior. Despite its brilliant coloring it is often overlooked because of its rather secretive behavior and its preference for the forest canopy. (Photo: Daniel Marquis)

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: RED

5/3/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially red. Read more >

Rufous Hummingbird in Flight

Ten Amazing Things About the World’s Tiniest Backyard Birds

5/2/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Hummingbirds are a definite favorite for so many North American wildlife gardeners, and after you voted last month these tiny wonders have a special place of honor during our Garden for Wildlife Month. There are eight species of hummingbirds that […] Read more >

Ruby-throated hummingbird by Bud Hensley

Four Tips For Attracting Hummingbirds

4/30/2012 // By Laura Tangley

Here in the MidAtlantic region, ruby-throated hummingbirds are just starting to show up, returning from their wintering grounds in Central America and Mexico to breed across much of eastern North America. Elsewhere across the country, hummingbirds are on the move […] Read more >

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Wildlife Gardening on Today Show

4/28/2012 // By David Mizejewski

Garden for Wildlife Month kicks off on May 1st so I themed my most recent appearance on the Today Show around “backyard wildlife,” native plants, and simple tips on how to make your garden a place for the local critters […] Read more >

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What a Squirrel Wants – #Squirrels4Good

4/26/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

What do squirrels want? What do squirrels need? When you get right down to it, squirrels are a lot like us, just trying to survive in these urban and suburban jungles. And they do a great job. Craig Newmark of […] Read more >

New pacific chorus frogs emerging from my frog pond (photo by Beth Pratt)

A Tour of My Backyard Frog Pond for Save the Frogs Day

4/19/2012 // By Beth Pratt

I’m not sure when my passion for frogs began—as a child of the 70s I’m sure watching Kermit the Frog on the Muppet Show had something to do with my interest. My mother tells me my curiosity about frogs began […] Read more >