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Share Your Wildlife Habitat Garden on GrowIt! Mobile App

Increasingly wildlife gardeners are sharing pictures of their garden habitats on social media to celebrate their efforts to help birds, butterflies and other local wildlife, and to learn from each …

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Six Ways to Help Bees and Beesponsible

Bees need our help. Many North American native bee species are experiencing population declines due to pesticide poisoning, habitat loss and disease. Domesticated honey bees managed for their agricultural services are also …

Monarch Butterfly 2018 Population Down by 14.8 Percent

The population number of eastern monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has been released, showing a 14.8 percent decline over last year, continuing the downward trend that has resulted in an overall 90 percent …

Squash bee photo by Jack Schultz

BUZZworthy: NWF Teams Up With Beesponsible to Save Bees

The National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with Beesponsible to inspire and empower people to take action on behalf of declining bee populations. Bees are among our most important pollinators. …

A Garden That Provides Habitat and Solace

New York City is often described as the city that never sleeps, but amidst its hustle and bustle lies an oasis just a short ride up the Hudson. A sanctuary …

Home and garden photo by Linda Ferich

One County’s Path to Becoming a Wildlife-Friendly Community

Within the past year, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has undertaken a huge public outreach and engagement campaign with the goal of attaining National Wildlife Federation’s esteemed designation as a wildlife-friendly community. …

Schools in Delaware Are Making Big Strides

“Going Green has changed our school and the way our students learn and live.” Leona Williams, a fourth grade teacher at Forwood Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware, reflects on how …

Three Tips to Create Your Own Homegrown Habitat

When planning a garden, some believe a choice has to be made between gardening for food or gardening for wildlife. But does it have to be one or the other? …

Map Your Garden for Wildlife Efforts – One Yard at a Time!

This National Wildlife Federation, Certified Wildlife Habitat® on Clark Road, Essex County, MA provides habitat through the seasons. Key elements of habitat are mapped on the Habitat Network. Approximately 1/3 …

Saving the Monarch Butterfly – One Garden at a Time

In 2017, with the support of the Disney Conservation Fund and Botanical Interests, we distributed 66,000 Butterfly Heroes kits – native milkweed and pollinator plants and guidance (how-to)  information.  We …

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