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Cottontails feed mainly on herbaceous plants such as clovers, grasses, and low broad-leafed weeds in summer and buds, twigs, and bark in winter. (Photo: Chuanxiao Li)

Six of the Sexiest “Vegetarians” in Your Backyard

7/10/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these plant-eating beauties found in backyards across the nation. Read more >

Girl Power + Shovels = New Wildlife Habitat

Girl Power + 650 Plants + Great Partners = More Wildlife Habitat

6/27/2012 // By Curtis Fisher

Dozens of Girl Scout troop leaders, Verizon and Liberty Mutual employee volunteers, Certified Wildlife Habitat Owners, NWF staff, and what felt like a zillion girl scouts made my last weekend a really special day. On Saturday, June 23, 2012, thousands of […] Read more >

The Black bear won. Photo Credit: Dan McGowan

Black Bears are On the Move in Vermont

6/7/2012 // By Christine Dorsey

When I moved to Vermont from Washington, DC a few years back, I was excited by the notion of living close to wildlife. We have a wonderful array of creatures big and small in the Green Mountain State, and thankfully, […] Read more >

Georgia Teen Rallies Community Around Community Wildlife Habitat

6/5/2012 // By Roxanne Paul

At first, Johns Creek seems like your typical suburban neighborhood outside of Atlanta.  Residents obviously take great pride in their gardens. What they can also now take pride in is the fact that Johns Creek was recently recognized by the National Wildlife […] Read more >

And the Winner of the 2012 Garden for Wildlife Month Meme Contest is…

6/1/2012 // By Megan Blevins

Congratulations to Angie Scharnhorst! She is the winner of the 2012 Garden for Wildlife Month Meme contest! Angie submitted a very “foxy” meme that made the judges “frolic.” Winning Meme Till next time… Thanks to everyone who entered the contest– […] Read more >

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NWF on Dr. Oz Show’s “Dream Team”

5/24/2012 // By David Mizejewski

  Today National Wildlife Federation had our first appearance on the Dr. Oz Show.   The show theme was “surviving summer” and as NWF Naturalist I joined Dr. Oz’s “Dream Team” to give viewers some tips on enjoying the great […] Read more >

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 >

Monarch Butterfly

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 >