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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 >

Old MacDonald Had a … Garden? 5 Tips to Make Your Vegetable Garden Wildlife-Friendly

4/6/2012 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Yes—Old MacDonald did have a garden!  Jo MacDonald, the granddaughter of the old gent in the popular children’s song, introduces kids to garden creatures in my new children’s book Jo MacDonald Had a Garden. And if he’s an eco-friendly kind of […] Read more >

With over 20 hummingbird species in the United States, there’s sure to be a species in your region that you can attract by planting red, tubular flowers.

Vote for the “Face of Garden for Wildlife Month”

4/5/2012 // By Anne Senft

Here’s your chance to weigh in on this year’s face of Garden for Wildlife Month. Read more >

Rabbit by Sarah Rose

Easter, Eggs and Your Backyard

4/4/2012 // By Mark Wexler

As far as I know, no rabbit has ever left an egg in my backyard during Easter. But birds have, and with spring arriving earlier than usual this year, some of our feathered friends have been busy for days ahead of their normal schedules, building nests on my property. (photo by Sarah Rose) Read more >

Native plants are fantastic at attracting songbirds and pollinators. (Photo donated by Jacqueline Tiles)

Slacker’s Guide to Gardening for Wildlife

4/1/2012 // By Anne Senft

Even lazy gardeners can help wildlife in their neighborhood by following these five simple guidelines. Read more >

Wildlife Week – Eight Ways You Can Personally Become a Wildlife Saver

3/19/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

It is National Wildlife Week March 19-25! Not sure what you can do?  The National Wildlife Federation has an amazing set of programs and tools designed to help any and every kid and adult to become a wildlife conservationist at […] Read more >

Butterfly alighting on a fellow traveler (Photo: Anne Senft)

7 Animals to Bring You Good Luck

3/16/2012 // By Anne Senft

Animals enrich our lives in many ways. Here are a handful that are thought to bring us luck. Read more >

Take a moment to enjoy the beauty in your own backyard. (Photo: Anne Senft)

Five Ways to Make the Most of Extra Daylight

3/9/2012 // By Anne Senft

With Daylight Saving Time  in full force, many of us are enjoying the extra hour of evening daylight. How do we make the most of this gift? Here are some thoughts. 1) Share the hour – Gather up friends and […] Read more >

Homemade labels: old corks, Q-tips and paper. Make a slit in the cork on one side. Punch a whole in cork on the other side. Cut one end of the Q-tip off; put into hole. Tape paper onto Q-tip like a flag & write name on paper.

Take a “LEAP!” How to Build an Urban Garden—No Experience Necessary

2/29/2012 // By Megan Blevins

A Wildlife-Friendly DMV Garden Edition and Contest (see very bottom for details) Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife […] Read more >

David Mizejewski talks about creating an amphibian house.

David Mizejewski talks about Creating Wildlife Habitat

2/17/2012 // By Becky McIntire

This past Saturday David Mizejewski came and chatted with staff and community members at the Willow Creek Hatchery and Habitat Demo Garden in Edmonds, WA. Here you can see him talking to the group about an amphibian house that they […] Read more >