native plants

Monarch Butterfly by Bernadette Banville

Get Ready For Monarch Migration

If you spot monarch butterflies in your yard this month, there’s a good chance the eggs these insects are laying now will develop into the generation of adults that have …

Bumble Bee by Julie Chen

Support President’s Obama’s Call to Action to Protect Bees and other Pollinators—Plant a Wildlife Garden!

National Wildlife Federation was pleased to see the White House take steps last week to address the recent decline in pollinator numbers and bring populations back up to healthy levels. …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Howard Cheek.

Top 7 Garden for Wildlife Questions, Answered

During Garden for Wildlife Month we heard from many of you with questions about creating the best wildlife-friendly gardens. Here are answers to seven of the most frequently asked questions. If you’re …

Monarch butterfly by Lois Settlemeyer

From Presidents to Wildlife Gardeners, Monarch Butterflies Need All the Help They Can Get

It’s not often, if ever, that the White House convenes a meeting on the topic of insects. But that’s just what happened three weeks ago when John Holdren, director of …

You can see the proboscis in this picture of a swallowtail butterfly, donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Donna Kert.

Ten Fabulous Facts About Butterflies: A Wildlife Garden’s Best Friend

For great wildlife gardening, it is important to know about pollinators. They can be birds, but most often they are insects that, while feeding on flowers, will help spread pollen …

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5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Garden for Wildlife Month

Every May we celebrate Garden for Wildlife Month as a way to remind us to prepare our gardens for wildlife, highlight amazing stories, and share tips with one another. Since the …

Ratibida columnifera, courtesy American Beauties.

Five Native Plants to Add to Your Garden

Spring will be here before you know it. Gardeners everywhere are itching to get outside and start planting. As you’re planning your garden and waiting for the weather to warm …

Wildflowers along Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, Washington. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Amanda Frick.

How to Create a Wildflower Meadow

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I was spoiled by the vast exposure I had to the wildly diverse attributes of this region. Summers, an especially wondrous time in my …

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6 Tips for Feeding Wild Turkeys with Your Garden

Turkeys are some of the most recognizable birds in this country. Holidays like Thanksgiving give us great excuses to learn more than recipes about turkeys and discuss their intriguing history, make turkey-inspired …

Virginia Sweetspire

Native Shrubs for Fall Color and Wildlife Benefits

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 …

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