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Echinacea purpurea ‘Double Decker’ is a cultivar selected because of its novel, short petals on the top of the cone.

What Is a Native Plant?

5/10/2012 // By Guest Author

What is a native plant? That may sound like an easy question but it isn’t. There are almost as many different definitions as people you ask. Our environment is an extremely elaborate system, with endless inner connections between its parts and that makes it impossible to speak in generalizations. Definitions will always vary depending on the way people or groups of people want to interact with nature. Read more >

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#Squirrels4good and Your Nature Favorites

5/8/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

We all have them: certain wildlife visitors that bring us joy and excitement when we happen to see them. I think it’s important to celebrate not only the animals that inspire awe like the polar bear, but also the everyday animals […] Read more >

A striking black-winged red bird, the Scarlet Tanager is a common species of the eastern forest interior. Despite its brilliant coloring it is often overlooked because of its rather secretive behavior and its preference for the forest canopy. (Photo: Daniel Marquis)

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: RED

5/3/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially red. Read more >

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“Hey Girl,” Goslings Celebrate Garden for Wildlife Month

5/3/2012 // By Megan Blevins

In the spirit of Garden for Wildlife Month here at the National Wildlife Federation, we couldn’t help but share some of our own wild animal babies that just hatched in our garden: goslings.  And what better way to share goslings […] Read more >

Rufous Hummingbird in Flight

Ten Amazing Things About the World’s Tiniest Backyard Birds

5/2/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Hummingbirds are a definite favorite for so many North American wildlife gardeners, and after you voted last month these tiny wonders have a special place of honor during our Garden for Wildlife Month. There are eight species of hummingbirds that […] Read more >

Ruby-throated hummingbird by Bud Hensley

Four Tips For Attracting Hummingbirds

4/30/2012 // By Laura Tangley

Here in the MidAtlantic region, ruby-throated hummingbirds are just starting to show up, returning from their wintering grounds in Central America and Mexico to breed across much of eastern North America. Elsewhere across the country, hummingbirds are on the move […] 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 >

Community Wildlife Habitat Program Surges Past 50

5/26/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

As we near the end of Garden for Wildlife month, I want to shine a spotlight on the neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties around the country that are providing habitat for wildlife as part of National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife […] Read more >

My Messy Garden – Part III: Why I Blame the Birds

5/23/2011 // By Anne Senft

Birds can be messy but we love them anyway! Read more >

Make Your Deck Into A Wildlife Oasis: Three Simple Steps.

5/20/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Do you live in an urban area or apartment complex? Is there a limit to how much green space there is at your home? No worries. With a little confidence and a few simple steps, you can make your own […] Read more >