Community Wildlife Habitat

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 …

The newly registered Community Wildlife Habitat Team, NW Seattle: "Groundswell NW" led by Jan Satterthwaite. Photo by Jan Satterthwaite

New Seattle Community Wildlife Habitat

Across the nation, National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program encourages citizen leaders to take action for wildlife in their own communities. The program provides these leaders with a framework …

Monarch Butterfly. Photo by NWF Austin Habitat Stewards Jim and Lynne Weber

Austin, Texas Creates Habitat for the Declining Monarch Butterfly

The City of Austin, Texas sits at a critical migration point for the monarch butterfly. In the spring, Austin is one of the first places in the U.S. that the monarch …

Baltimore Oriole photographed by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Janice Sommerville

We’ve Always Been a City for the Birds

Baltimore.  Home of the beloved Baltimore Orioles and affectionately known by residents as Birdland.  There’s no better place for the National Wildlife Federation to launch its signature Community Wildlife Habitat …

NWF’s Wildlife Habitat and Sustainability Educator Darcy McKinley Lester visits the 8th Street Pocket Park, one of the certified wildlife habitats in Missoula, MT.  Photo by Steve Woodruff.

Do You Garden For Wildlife?

We often picture wildlife habitat as, well, wild: forests, rivers, and mountain peaks.  However, the green spaces around our homes also provide important wildlife habitat for songbirds, bees, butterflies and …

National Wildlife Week: Baltimore Community Habitat Steps Up for a Healthy Bay

We all know that Baltimore is for the birds, and NWF and the National Aquarium, its Maryland affiliate, have teamed up to help Baltimore “B’More Wild”— aiming to create the …

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National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  …

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It’s for the Birds! Certifying Baltimore as a Community Habitat

For years Baltimore has been known as Birdland and now, we can make it official. Baltimore plans to B’More Wild, and bird-friendly, by becoming certified as an NWF Community Wildlife …

8 - Monarch Butterfly at Butterfly House (City of Chesterfield)

Monarchs Over Chesterfield

This morning we took a tour of the NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in Chesterfield, MO – just outside of St. Louis.  The city has been certified for 10 years …

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