Garden for Wildlife

Monarch butterflies. Photo by USFWS Southeast

Ready, Set, Go! Monarch Butterflies Racing South Ahead of Winter

Before the northern seasons turn, monarch butterflies across North America are already fluttering southward in a race against time. Weighing less than a cracker, a single butterfly may flap more …

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Late boneset: A fragrant late-summer pollinator favorite

Late boneset is a native plant, common in pastures, forest openings and along roadsides throughout the east and westward as far as Kansas. If you’ve ever done any bush hogging, …

Volunteers planted milkweed on NWF’s property for Missoula Butterfly Week. Photo by Bert Lindler

Missoula Butterfly Week

In front of a room of City Council members and citizens, Mayor John Engen of Missoula, Montana proclaimed the week of May 15th as Missoula Butterfly Week. He ended the …

A dragonfly gobbles an Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Photo by Eric Stavale.

Safeguard Safely Against Zika

Two weeks into the unofficial start of summer, the mercury is rising across much of the country — along with widespread fear about the mosquito-borne Zika virus. As of this …

Monarchs puddling (getting a drink of water) in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Photo by David Mizejewski

Mine Proposal Threatens Monarchs

Certified Wildlife Habitat sign. Photo by Bernadette Banville

Why Should I Certify My Yard for Wildlife?

Monarch butterfly in South Carolina. Photo by USFWS

Engaging a Community to Help Monarchs

Students working on garden. Photo by NCWF

Community Partnerships Connect Kids With Nature

A community partnership has formed to answer the call put forth by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF), the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, to connect kids with …

Photo by Beth Winn

Students Help Wildlife in Virginia

Free Union Country School, located outside of Charlottesville, VA, enjoys a rural setting in which students can explore, learn, and play. The school is a Certified Wildlife Habitat and Schoolyard Habitat …

Birdhouses can be made out of boots, clocks, old logs, etc. Photo by Ron Hellstern

Contest to Help Birds in the City

As various bird species decline in populations across the nation, humans also lose the many benefits provided by birds: insect control, pollination, seed dispersal, aesthetic appeal, etc. Those of us …

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