Garden for Wildlife

Monarch on swamp milkweed. Photo by Jim White

More of Your Wildlife Gardening Questions Answered

Why are native plants important? Native plants are the plant species naturally found in your region. Each region has its own unique plant communities that are adapted to the local soil types, …

An indigo bunting, northern cardinal, goldfinch and oriole visit a bird feeding station. Photo by Melissa Penta.

Answers to Your Wildlife Gardening Questions

Will birds starve if I don’t keep my feeders filled? Feeding birds is one of the most popular hobbies, but many people fear that once they start feeding, they can’t …

Fuzzy-legged Leafcutter Bee (Megachile melanophaea) by Clay Bolt

Sharing a Passion for “Beautiful Bees”

Like most people, Clay Bolt once pictured the familiar black-and-yellow-striped honey bee as soon as he heard someone say the word “bee.” These much beloved but beleaguered insects were brought …

Monarch on goldenrod. Photo by Nicole Hamilton

How Much Do You Know About Monarch Butterflies?

Spring has arrived and monarch butterflies are on the move. Soon they will arrive in our grassland prairies, meadows and backyard habitats. But how much do you know about these …

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A Stroll Through the Philadelphia Flower Show

Started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Philadelphia Flower Show is the largest horticultural event in the U.S. Each year, the show “introduces the newest plant varieties, garden …

Photo by David Mizejewski

Six Sustainable Ways to Maintain a Natural Garden

The National Wildlife Federation has been educating and empowering people to create wildlife-friendly gardens through the Garden for Wildlife program since 1973. Each of us can help support local wildlife …

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Students Build a Monarch Refuge

The Innovation Academy is a specialized program at Martin Middle School that is focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Academy was established in Fall of 2015 with …

Certified Wildlife Habitat sign. Photo by Bernadette Banville

This Week in NWF History: Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Yard

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our history …

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Photo by TexasEagle via Flickr Creative Commons

A Garden for Zebras and Tigers

Whether your garden is in containers on an apartment balcony or sprawling over acres of open land, it can attract zebras and tigers. Ok, not the four-legged mammals you might be …

Swallowtail butterfly. Photo by National Wildlife Photo contest entrant Jenyfra Nelson

Four Questions about Neonicotinoid Pesticides

The increasing buzz on pollinators has raised awareness on the various threats to their survival, such as habitat loss and chemical use. For over 42 years, the National Wildlife Federation’s …

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