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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 >

Canada warber by Darlene Friedman

Bird of the Week: Canada Warbler

5/13/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Across the United States, tens of thousands of birds that have wintered in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean are on the move this month, making their way toward breeding grounds in North America. To celebrate the amazing long-distance feats performed by these […] Read more >

Blue Columbine | Holmes Mller

Taking the “Gardening for Wildlife” Plunge Out West

5/12/2011 // By Sue Brown

After two years of having the best weed garden in my neighborhood, I have set out to reclaim our vegetable garden. Apparently previous residents in our home had not only had green thumbs, but green fingers and hands — as […] Read more >

redbud, virginia, garden for wildlife month

For Wildlife Garden Month: Thoreau’s Thoughts on Trees

5/11/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Here at NWF we are celebrating Garden for Wildlife Month, because May is perfect for making home gardens into wildlife havens. Even if your garden is only a window box, you can find ways to turn it into a stopping […] Read more >

Gardening with Dad

The Gift of Gardening

5/10/2011 // By Kim Martinez

With warmer weather, I have been anxious to spend time in my backyard. It’s that time of year to pull out the shovels, the gardening tools, the dusty bird feeder. Half the battle was getting everything I needed out of […] Read more >