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Which Backyard Wildlife Species Are You?

4/4/2014 // By Dani Tinker

We all have a favorite backyard species, beautiful birds, butterflies, mammals or other wonderful creatures. What if they’re your favorite because they remind you of yourself? Find out which species you are and get ready for Garden for Wildlife Month in […] Read more >

Baltimore Oriole by Lynn Cleveland

Photo Gallery: Seven “City Birds”

5/30/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Hear the words “city birds” and you’re likely to picture a handful of common nonnative species such as the European starling, house sparrow and pigeon. But a long-term survey of breeding birds in Baltimore, Maryland, has revealed that a surprising […] Read more >

Spider webs glistening with dew

40 Spider Webs

5/29/2013 // By Carla Brown

Our last photo in the Garden for Wildlife “40 Garden Object” series – many spider webs glistening with dew – many more than 40, I’m sure. Read more >

40 flowers from my neighborhood

40 Flowers From My Neighborhood

5/22/2013 // By Carla Brown

To celebrate Garden for Wildlife month, I get inspired by flowers from my neighborhood. Read more >

Bumblebee on Coneflower by Josh Mayes

In the Buzz About Bees, Don’t Forget the Natives

5/20/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Honeybees have been in the news a lot this month. On May 2, the federal government published results of a comprehensive study looking at potential causes of the insects’ dramatic decline in a phenomenon known as colony-collapse disorder. The widely […] Read more >

40 Green Leaves from my neighborhood

40 Green Leaves

5/15/2013 // By Carla Brown

For Garden for Wildlife month – 40 green leaves from my neighborhood to celebrate that we have been gardening for wildlife for 40 years. Read more >

Northern Cardinals by Paul Brown

Help Bugs—and Birds—By Growing Native Plants

5/9/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Like most environmentally-friendly gardeners, I’ve long known that it’s better to cultivate native than nonnative plants. Adapted to local conditions, natives thrive better—and with less water and other expensive inputs such as fertilizer—than do most exotics. Natives also are less […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski with an alligator, from the Today Show's Instagram page.

Today Show: Surprising “Backyard Wildlife”

5/1/2013 // By David Mizejewski

It’s Garden for Wildlife Month! In honor of this annual celebration of National Wildlife Federation’s 40-year-old Certified Wildlife Habitat program, I brought some “backyard wildlife” on my Today Show segment this week.  But these animals are definitely NOT the songbirds […] Read more >

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lara Hardesty.

Vote for the Face of Garden for Wildlife Month

4/9/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

Ready? Set? Spring! As you start to welcome Spring to your backyard, which of our contenders for the “Face of Garden for Wildlife Month” are you most excited to see? Meet the contenders, vote for your favorite, and help us […] 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 >