Garden Habitats

Photo by Laura Ravenhorst, National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant

Five Ways to Feed Birds

Birds don’t become dependent on feeders to survive (which is good news if you go on vacation of forget to fill the feeders) or lose their natural fear of people. …

Buttonbush. Photo: Dani Tinker.

For Wild Bees, these Native Plants are Superstars

The following are eleven native plants that are superstars in helping wild, native bees survive and thrive! Plant one in your area today: Baby Blue Eyes Baby blue eyes (Nemophila …

Milkweed attracts Monarchs at the Parenting Place. Photo courtesy of Loraine Bond

An Exemplary Garden for Wildlife

When we talk about gardening for wildlife, our focus is on creating habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and small mammals — not large and potentially dangerous or damaging species that are …

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Late boneset: A fragrant late-summer pollinator favorite

Late boneset is a native plant, common in pastures, forest openings and along roadsides throughout the east and westward as far as Kansas. If you’ve ever done any bush hogging, …

Tagged monarchs in Nibley. Photo by Patrick Fitzgerald/ NWF

First Utah Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

The effort was led by an amazing team of volunteers with the Cache Valley Wildlife Association and our Team Leader, Ron Hellstern. Ron took me on a tour of Nibley pointing …

Volunteers planted milkweed on NWF’s property for Missoula Butterfly Week. Photo by Bert Lindler

Missoula Butterfly Week

In front of a room of City Council members and citizens, Mayor John Engen of Missoula, Montana proclaimed the week of May 15th as Missoula Butterfly Week. He ended the …

A dragonfly gobbles an Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Photo by Eric Stavale.

Safeguard Safely Against Zika

Two weeks into the unofficial start of summer, the mercury is rising across much of the country — along with widespread fear about the mosquito-borne Zika virus. As of this …

Monarchs puddling (getting a drink of water) in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Photo by David Mizejewski

Mine Proposal Threatens Monarchs

Monarch butterflies have lost significant habitat in the United States. Some studies suggest that an estimated 60 percent of milkweed has been eliminated from the Midwestern grassland ecosystem. The available …

Photo by Sally Oliver, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Bee One in a Million

Updated: June 23, 2016 Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing …

Certified Wildlife Habitat sign. Photo by Bernadette Banville

Why Should I Certify My Yard for Wildlife?

Your yard or garden can become a habitat for birds, butterflies and other local wildlife to enjoy right outside your window. If you provide the four components of habitat – …

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