Community Wildlife Habitat

Milkweed attracts Monarchs at the Parenting Place. Photo courtesy of Loraine Bond

An Exemplary Garden for Wildlife

When we talk about gardening for wildlife, our focus is on creating habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and small mammals — not large and potentially dangerous or damaging species that are …

Tagged monarchs in Nibley. Photo by Patrick Fitzgerald/ NWF

First Utah Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

The effort was led by an amazing team of volunteers with the Cache Valley Wildlife Association and our Team Leader, Ron Hellstern. Ron took me on a tour of Nibley pointing …

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new Mayor’s Monarch Butterfly Garden. Photo by City of North Miami

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

Birdhouses can be made out of boots, clocks, old logs, etc. Photo by Ron Hellstern

Contest to Help Birds in the City

As various bird species decline in populations across the nation, humans also lose the many benefits provided by birds: insect control, pollination, seed dispersal, aesthetic appeal, etc. Those of us …

Fort Lauderdale Community Wildlife Habitat Butterfly Garden Clean up. Photo by Patrick Fitzgerald

Fort Lauderdale, A Certified Wildlife-Friendly City

Mukilteo Library

A New Level of Habitat Stewardship

Photo by City of Chesterfield, MO

100 Mayors Take Action to Save the Monarch Butterfly

Taking a moment to marvel at a garden slug.  Photo by Carolyn Millard

Planting a Park Within a “Park”

There are no parks in McElderry Park in Baltimore, but the National Wildlife Federation and their partners are hoping to change that. For the past three years, NWF has been …

From St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s residence.  Photo by Mayor Francis Slay’

Declining Monarch Butterfly Finds Hope for Recovery in St. Louis

About this time last year, the National Weather Service spotted a cloud stretching from the St. Louis area east into Illinois. Meteorologists watching the radar noted that its shape was …

The Seattle team “attempting” to form a totem pole on our trip to Tillicum Village, Blake Island, WA Credit: Kaitlin Parker 2015.

My Time as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with NWF

Many recent graduates, looking for a position in order to use their newly acquired degrees, search the AmeriCorps job postings in search of a golden opportunity. I was completely unaware …

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