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Creating a Habitat for Screech Owls

On a cold winter day my favorite little screech owl recently spent the afternoon sunning. Dressed in its handsome feathered suit, my screech owl becomes almost invisible sitting in the …

Gardening for Wildlife in Indiana

Guest post by Certified Wildlife Habitat participant Pat Grigg. Gardening for wildlife was not the original plan for my modest-sized garden. Many years ago I planted flowering plants, shrubs and …

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Hire a Certified Wildlife Landscaping Professional

Do you want to attract more birds, butterflies and other wildlife your garden, but don’t know where to start? National Wildlife Federation is excited to announce a brand new program …

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Your New Year’s Resolution To Get Outside More – 26 Ideas from A-Z

Here’s a resolution that can help you lose weight, connect more with your kids or grandkids, and feel more at peace. You can do this – just get outside for …

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Three Wildlife-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

It’s time to set that New Year’s Resolution–For 2014, think Wildlife! Tis the season, where everyone is mulling over clever New Year’s resolutions—fresh ones, ones not too outrageous and out …

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The Best Wildlife and Nature Photos from NWF Staff in 2013

We’ve done a little looking back at 2013 already—see this piece about our 2013 accomplishments, and this one about the most popular Facebook photos of the year—but we also wanted …

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6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

They grow. They turn brilliant colors. They capture our hearts. Then they make a mess. Leaves can be a hassle, but put the rake down for a moment. It turns out, …

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The Wildlife Benefits of Acorns and Oaks

The time of year has come during which, when I’m reading in the evening in the silence of my home, I hear a sharp thwack! on the roof, followed by …

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Native Shrubs for Fall Color and Wildlife Benefits

I used to relish the brilliant red rush of color that burning bush provides in the fall.  I planted several in my yard and had one I could see through my front door sidelight that was dazzling …

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Where Are Migratory Monarchs This Fall?

Each fall at about this time, I try to spend a weekend at the Black Walnut Point Inn on Maryland’s Tilghman Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Located on the southern …

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