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Bumblebee on Coneflower by Josh Mayes

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

5/20/2013 // By Laura Tangley

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 decline in a phenomenon known as colony-collapse disorder. The widely …

Hilary growing up in Baltimore city

Baltimore: My Hometown and Now a City for the Birds

5/20/2013 // By Hilary Harp Falk

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 Baltimore these days, such as successful sports teams, economic development …

Less Water, More Wildlife — What’s Not to Love about Native Plants?

5/16/2013 // By Judith Kohler

Some gardeners want to cut their water and chemical use. Others want to attract more butterflies, birds and bees. Whatever the reason, Denver-area gardeners seem to be increasingly interested in indigenous flowers, grasses and shrubs. Every May for the past …

Gardening With Kids: Facebook Chat Recap

5/9/2013 // By Christine Uncles

A new season is upon us and with the changing weather comes endless possibilities and chances to not only enjoy the nature around us, but also enhance it through our own hands and the hands of our own little helpers. …

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lara Hardesty.

Vote for the Face of Garden for Wildlife Month

4/9/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

Ready? Set? Spring! As you start to welcome Spring to your backyard, which of our contenders for the “Face of Garden for Wildlife Month” are you most excited to see? Meet the contenders, vote for your favorite, and help us …

Green roof Halloween costume

My Green Roof Halloween Costume

10/31/2012 // By Carla Brown

This year’s recycled Halloween costume was inspired by the green roof at PS41 in New York City – our hearts are with the teachers and students today!

Green Roof on PS 41 in New York

Green Roof Inspires New York School: Video

10/9/2012 // By Carla Brown

I grew up watching movies set in New York City, so I have many pre-conceived images of life there. A peaceful garden on top of a school was not one of those images. PS 41 is this magical school with the …

Kindergartners congregate on the Greenroof Environmental Learning Laboratory, PS 41, Manhattan. NWF photo by Carla Brown.

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

10/4/2012 // By Emily Maxwell

We all need an oasis. Standing on New York City Eco-School PS41’s new green roof, I found a truly inspiring one.  Seeing the whole sky, feeling the late summer breeze, smelling fresh herbs, and hearing the happy exclamations of PS41’s …


#Squirrels4good and Your Nature Favorites

5/8/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

We all have them: certain wildlife visitors that bring us joy and excitement when we happen to see them. I think it’s important to celebrate not only the animals that inspire awe like the polar bear, but also the everyday animals …

Skipper on coneflower

“Let’s Go for a Walk” and Other Loving Invitations

3/22/2012 // By Kelly Senser

I LOVE YOU isn’t always expressed in those exact words, but the message is just as sweet to my ears. When my 11-year-old daughter says “Let’s go for a walk, Mom,” I pause, smile and promptly put on my sneakers. …