Gardening

Bumble Bee by Josh Mayes

National Wildlife Week: Atlanta Partnership Comes Together for Pollinators

As a growing number of organizations spring to action on behalf of declining populations of pollinators across the country, partnerships like the Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP), which was initiated …

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Create an Enchanted Wildlife Garden

Our children have the ability to connect with nature through individual exploration and imagination in our Certified Wildlife Habitat. I often enjoy watching my children playing outdoors and seeing what …

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It’s for the Birds! Certifying Baltimore as a Community Habitat

For years Baltimore has been known as Birdland and now, we can make it official. Baltimore plans to B’More Wild, and bird-friendly, by becoming certified as an NWF Community Wildlife …

We all get our meals from the soil in some way...earthworms, robins, and people!  Photo: Ryan Bushby via Wikimedia commons

Celebrate the International Year of Soils! Some things you never knew…

The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils, and it’s high time that we all show the soil a little love. Soil isn’t just for farmers; the …

Waxwing eats berries

Winter Berries for Birds

Food is one of the four essential elements for wildlife habitat, and berry-producing shrubs are one of the best food sources for birds, particularly in the winter when other food …

Students check out the Insect Hotel. Photo credit: Christy Boussard

Eco-Schools USA Goes to College

  Northwest Montessori is a private school in Seattle, Washington educating students Pre-K thru middle school. The school aims to build an environment that will help every student explore, communicate, …

Grizzly bear on the Battle River in Alaska

Weekly News Roundup: Standing up for Clean Water and more!

For years, it has been unclear which streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. This April, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers …

Autumn Leaves on Shilhowee Mountain

Why Leaves Fall from Trees in Autumn

French author Albert Camus tells us, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” And what opulent bouquets the leaves of autumn do create—whole mountainsides of dazzling …

Atala, Flickr user Brandon Trentler.

A Tale of Three Butterflies: Endangered Species and the Everglades

Can you imagine a place where alligators and crocodiles live side-by-side? It isn’t a fairytale: it is America’s Everglades! The historic Everglades ecosystem once encompassed 11,000 square miles. Home to …

Virginia opossum, gardening, NWF, National Wildlife Federation

Opossums and Gardening: A Few Things to Know

The opossum is one of the most frequently encountered U.S. wildlife species, showing up in woods and swamps, plains and marshes, cities and suburbs—and in backyard gardens, where it may …

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