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Kudzu (National Park Service)

New Plant Hardiness Zones Confirm What Gardeners Already Know about Global Warming

1/26/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

Gardeners who have noticed some unusual goings-on had their suspicions confirmed this week, and the culprit is global warming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday released a new map of plant hardiness zones, which confirms what many gardeners had already […] Read more >

This squirrel enjoys Oak Crest's Certified Wildlife Habitat

Retirees Go Green in Maryland Community

12/13/2011 // By Kim Martinez

In the summer of 2011, resident George Walter submitted an application to the National Wildlife Federation to designate his retirement community, Oak Crest, as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®. Oak Crest is the largest retirement community in Baltimore, Maryland with over 2,100 residents and sits […] Read more >

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Why Storytelling Will Save Wildlife

12/8/2011 // By Becky Lentz

  The definition of an epiphany (or one definition) is “a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something”.  How I love a good epiphany.  Mine usually begin like this, “Oh my gosh, I am right and you are […] Read more >

Annapolis Hopes to be the First of Many Around the Chesapeake Bay

11/22/2011 // By Kim Martinez

“The National Wildlife Federation is excited to support the City of Annapolis in their efforts to become a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™,” said Tony Caligiuri, Regional Executive Director of NWF’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Center. “By pursuing this program, the City […] Read more >

Gardens certified by National Wildlife Federation as wildlife habitat

New Research Shows Certified Wildlife Habitats Help Animals Thrive

11/2/2011 // By NWF

Steffenie Widows is a native of Orlando, Florida, where she received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Rollins College. A few years ago, she moved to Madison,Wisconsin, to pursue a Master’s Degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development at the […] Read more >

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Never Too Young to Make a Difference

8/19/2011 // By Kim Martinez

  Annapolis Recreation and Parks and National Wildlife Federation’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Centercollaborated on a restoration project at Truxtun Park on Aug. 16, spreading woodchips along two heavily used trails, cleaning up trash along the water trail, and placing grass […] Read more >

No fences: I think the Coyotes and Bobcats keep the Deer scared (good view of Camel's Hump too)

Gardening for Wildlife and People

7/21/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I love gardening. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my father and I working together in the garden on Long Island, New York. I even weeded the garden back then (at least that is what I tell my […] Read more >

Meri's dad helps get her fishing pole ready

Remembering the Good Times Outdoors with Dad

6/17/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

With Father’s Day approaching, I’ve been reminiscing on all the great times I spent outdoors with my father growing up. There were the camping trips at Meadow Creek, tubing adventures down the Gila River, picnics at the City of Rocks […] Read more >

A Home-Grown Father’s Day Gift

6/13/2011 // By Mary Quattlebaum

One year my daughter made my husband what he considers his favorite Father’s Day gift: A garden. Read more >

Takoma Park Community Habitat Ceremony

Takoma Park Becomes Maryland’s First Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

5/31/2011 // By Roxanne Paul

On May 22, 2011, I had the pleasure of attending Takoma Park, Maryland’s celebration of their certification as Maryland’s first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™. The celebration took place at Spring Park, a lovely park that has been restored with native […] Read more >