Garden for Wildlife

Growing WILD

Five years ago, a team of community volunteers broke ground on a new native plant garden at a wildlife education center in Helena, Montana. The former Stedman Foundry site required …

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Expands South of the Border

As you head south on Interstate 35 in Texas, you pass through Austin which was named the most wildlife-friendly city in the United States by the National Wildlife Federation in …

Interstate 35: Monarch Butterfly Highway

While the side of a busy interstate may not seem like an ideal place to rest, roadside vegetation can surprisingly provide important respite for wildlife on the move- including butterflies, …

opossum and young

Opossums: Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ticks and Lyme Disease

With the huge rise in deer tick populations and the spread of Lyme disease, many friends of wildlife are welcoming opossums into their yards. Why? Scientists have learned that opossums …

Bee and coneflower

Six Tips for Pollinator Gardens in Small Spaces

June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week. You can participate by creating a garden habitat to support pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Register it as Certified Wildlife Habitat with …

National Gardening Association’s Tips on Wildlife Habitat Gardening

The National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the National Gardening Association (NGA) to spread the word about our Garden for Wildlife program and help people create beautiful yards and …

150 Students and Volunteers Plant Trees for Wildlife

Migratory birds like the black and white warbler and ruby-throated humming bird are heading north. This spring, as they fly over Broward County, Florida, they may notice more than 10,000 …

Nurture nature in the city and discover your wild neighbors

Close your eyes and imagine cougars among the fir trees at Carkeek Park, or beavers swimming along the shore at Green Lake. Do these wild animals truly exist in Seattle? …

Bowie Gardens for Wildlife

More than 75 residents, neighbors, and friends gathered at City Hall in Bowie, Maryland this past December to celebrate the community’s seven year journey to become a Certified Community Wildlife …

Eastern Towhee by Hal and Kirsten Snyder

Picturing Birds at Risk

Swifts, nighthawks and meadowlarks may sound like commonplace birds, but they share a troubling trait: According to the cover story of the February-March National Wildlife, the animals are among “hundreds of …

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