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The Wildlife Benefits of Acorns and Oaks

10/16/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The time of year has come during which, when I’m reading in the evening in the silence of my home, I hear a sharp thwack! on the roof, followed by an increasingly quieter bump bump bump bump. Ah yes, the […] Read more >

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Native Shrubs for Fall Color and Wildlife Benefits

10/15/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

I used to relish the brilliant red rush of color that burning bush provides in the fall.  I planted several in my yard and had one I could see through my front door sidelight that was dazzling every October. But even though winged burning bush is widely used in home […] Read more >

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The Salad Bar is Open for Backyard Wildlife

9/4/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Amanda Frayer When we moved into our house in Washington D.C., our yard was turf, pavement and invasive species. We knew it wasn’t a true ecosystem, though it showed a few signs of life. So my husband […] Read more >

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From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

6/28/2013 // By Carla Brown

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story! Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- May 23, 2013

5/23/2013 // By Anne Goddard

  Bill to Force Keystone Approval a Giveaway to Oil Companies May 22- The U.S. House is set to vote this week on a bill by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) to shut down the review process and public comment, override […] Read more >

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40 Flowers From My Neighborhood

5/22/2013 // By Carla Brown

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

Peter Coyote's wildlife-friendly yard welcomes foxes and other animals. (Photo by Peter Coyote)

What Lives in Peter Coyote’s Backyard?

5/15/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Yes, his namesake animal does wander into Peter Coyote’s backyard, along with a diverse array of critters including skunks, gray foxes, raccoons, and birds galore. His wild menagerie (complemented with two personable cats, Jackson and Pearl) attests to his lifelong […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

Nuts Nibbled by Squirrels

40 Nuts Nibbled by Squirrels

5/8/2013 // By Carla Brown

Photo #2 from our 40 garden objects series for Garden for Wildlife Month Read more >

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Birds, Butterflies and Backyard Discoveries: New Book Offers Tips for Wildlife Gardening with Kids

5/7/2013 // By Ellen Lambeth

Touch a Butterfly, by April Pulley Sayre, is a delightful read. Its goal is to get families—kids included—outside and in touch with the natural world through gardening. But it is so much more than a guide. It’s a learning process, […] Read more >