Gardening for Wildlife

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

Gardening With Kids: Facebook Chat Recap

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 …

Northern Cardinals by Paul Brown

Help Bugs—and Birds—By Growing Native Plants

Like most environmentally-friendly gardeners, I’ve long known that it’s better to cultivate native than nonnative plants. Adapted to local conditions, natives thrive better—and with less water and other expensive inputs …

Upcoming Austin Event: Tour the New Demonstration Wildlife Habitat

Join the National Wildlife Federation in celebrating the new Rocks to Roots demonstration wildlife habitat and outdoor classroom in Austin! Making Space for Wildlife in Schoolyards Gardening for wildlife begins …

Vote for the Face of Garden for Wildlife Month

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? …

Green roof Halloween costume

My Green Roof Halloween Costume

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

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 …

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