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Plants were allowed to grow wildly throughout the backyard.

Help! My Garden is a Mess!

5/2/2011 // By Anne Senft

Inspired by Garden for Wildlife Month, we’re committed to whipping our garden into shape.

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Want To Save Your Community Money? Plant Trees.

2/28/2011 // By Miles Grant

Economic times are tough. We’re all doing what we can to save money. Including trees. At The Wilson Quarterly, Jill Jonnes writes that while trees are beautiful, we shouldn’t just think of them as decoration. They’re vital and money-saving parts …

How does the Clean Air Act affect your life?

12/3/2010 // By Helen Chmura

In honor of the 40th birthday of the Clean Air Act, I decided to figure out how much air I breathe.  It seemed an easy way to see how important clean air is to my life.  Thanks to the marvels …

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Eight Wild Animal Species the Pilgrims Ate—and How They Are Today

11/18/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The Pilgrims’ first thanksgiving celebration (which lasted three days) probably took place in mid October 1621, after an unexpectedly bountiful harvest. The newcomers invited local Indians—who had given them a lot of useful advice on farming—to join them. According to …

New NWF Program: Erthnxt: Trees for the 21st Century

12/31/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The National Wildlife Federation and the national tree-planting and youth education organization, Erthnxt, have combined forces to further environmental literacy, youth volunteerism, habitat restoration, and reversing global warming.  Our joint aim is to provide opportunities for scouting and youth groups across …

Outdoor Kids: Easy Fall Planting

11/5/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

I always say that planting spring-flowering bulbs in the fall is one of the easiest family planting activities ever. And, I usually wait until November to plant them. There are several reasons I wait to plant bulbs until November: First …

Week Six: A Tree of My Very Own

8/28/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Check out Jennifer Ward’s tree-based activities–and learn how to “just be.”

Baby Raccoons In NWF’s Backyard

7/1/2009 // By David Mizejewski

This morning at NWF’s headquarters in Virginia, a raccoon mom and her two babies were spotted in the enormous dead standing tree (called a snag) on the edge of the woods behind our building. The snag used to be a …

Tending To Trees

5/13/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

‘Tis the season for greening, growing, budding and blooming. The trees in my neighborhood now sport tufts of tender leaves like bright spring hairdos. Yup, May is the month for digging, planting and tending new life. Are you and your …

Befriend A Tree

10/8/2008 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Mary Quattlebaum shares another of her favorite books.

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