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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 >

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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 >

Filter Floodwaters with Flora

5/5/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Spring in the Pacific Northwest can only mean one thing: rain. As rain falls on our roofs and streets, it is piped into stormwater drains which eventually empty out into our local waterways.  The toxic runoff that washes into Puget […] Read more >

Bird Feeder

A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding

5/3/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

What kind of bird feeder should you get? Where should you put it? What seeds should you provide? Read more >

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Water: A Guide to the Most Magical Part of Wildlife Gardening

5/2/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

One of the best things a wildlife gardener can do for birds and other wild creatures is to provide a dependable source of water in the garden. Read more >

Plants were allowed to grow wildly throughout the backyard.

Help! My Garden is a Mess!

5/2/2011 // By Anne Senft

Inspired by Garden for Wildlife Month, we’re committed to whipping our garden into shape. Read more >

Wildlife Gardening for Beginners: Five Simple Steps

5/1/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

The National Wildlife Federation is celebrating Garden for Wildlife Month this May. People might assume they have to be a wildlife gardening expert to get involved.  The reality is that even gardening novices can get involved, and, in so doing, […] Read more >