Garden for Wildlife

Buttonbush. Photo: Dani Tinker.

For Wild Bees, these Native Plants are Superstars

The following are eleven native plants that are superstars in helping wild, native bees survive and thrive! Plant one in your area today: Baby Blue Eyes Baby blue eyes (Nemophila …

Milkweed attracts Monarchs at the Parenting Place. Photo courtesy of Loraine Bond

An Exemplary Garden for Wildlife

When we talk about gardening for wildlife, our focus is on creating habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and small mammals — not large and potentially dangerous or damaging species that are …

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 …


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

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

Safeguard Safely Against Zika

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?

Your yard or garden can become a habitat for birds, butterflies and other local wildlife to enjoy right outside your window. If you provide the four components of habitat – …

Monarch butterfly in South Carolina. Photo by USFWS

Engaging a Community to Help Monarchs

When 7th graders at Irmo Middle School, near Columbia, South Carolina, learned about a 97% decline in the population of monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico due to loss of habitat, …

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 …

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