Gardening

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 …

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 …

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

What Lives in Peter Coyote’s Backyard?

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 …

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 …

Nuts Nibbled by Squirrels

40 Nuts Nibbled by Squirrels

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

Skipper on coneflower

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

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 …

40 gardening tools

40 Garden Tools

Share your photos of 40 garden objects during Garden for Wildlife month!

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 …

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski with an alligator, from the Today Show's Instagram page.

Today Show: Surprising “Backyard Wildlife”

It’s Garden for Wildlife Month! In honor of this annual celebration of National Wildlife Federation’s 40-year-old Certified Wildlife Habitat program, I brought some “backyard wildlife” on my Today Show segment …

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