Gardening for Wildlife

Photo by Hari Viswanathan.

Mountain Lion Seeks Backyard Oasis

Guest post by Hari Viswanathan. On May 18, this beautiful mountain lion stopped by my parent’s backyard pond in Los Alamos, N.M., adding to the long list of amazing wildlife encounters …

David examines the bees from his hive

Beekeeping Offers a Connection with Nature

NWF’s lead online developer shares memories of his beekeeping hobby.

Jeff Ferland

Facebook Employees Rally Around Foxes—And Earn a Certified Wildlife Habitat!

When strolling through the Menlo Park headquarters of the technological giant Facebook, one might expect to encounter packs of software engineers or herds of hackers, but a skulk of gray …

Spider webs glistening with dew

40 Spider Webs

Our last photo in the Garden for Wildlife “40 Garden Object” series – many spider webs glistening with dew – many more than 40, I’m sure.

Anna's hummingbird in Craig's backyard, photo by Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark’s List of Backyard Wildlife

Like many other nonprofit and social media enthusiasts, I started following Craig Newmark on Facebook for his technological genius, witty commentary and dedication to philanthropy with craigconnects and other efforts. …

40 flowers from my neighborhood

40 Flowers From My Neighborhood

To celebrate Garden for Wildlife month, I get inspired by flowers from my neighborhood.

Ameircan crow, national gardening month, certified wildlife habitat

Nature Is My Gardener

Or you could call this blog, How to Garden for Wildlife in Zero Easy Steps.   A Hands-off Policy In a poem that captivated my imagination when I was about …

Whopping Crane with Blue Crab

40 Years of Success Protecting Endangered Species & Other Wildlife in Our Backyards

2013 is the 40th anniversary of two important moments in wildlife conservation history.  In 1973, Congress enacted and President Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act.  The ESA has …

Bumblebee on Coneflower by Josh Mayes

In the Buzz About Bees, Don’t Forget the Natives

Honeybees have been in the news a lot this month. On May 2, the federal government published results of a comprehensive study looking at potential causes of the insects’ dramatic …

Hilary growing up in Baltimore city

Baltimore: My Hometown and Now a City for the Birds

I grew up in Baltimore and still love all the special things about it: neighborhood pride, crab cakes, and the Inner Harbor. There is even more to be proud of in …

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