Garden Habitats

A Garden That Provides Habitat and Solace

New York City is often described as the city that never sleeps, but amidst its hustle and bustle lies an oasis just a short ride up the Hudson. A sanctuary …

National Wildlife Federation Helps Launch Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscapes Initiative

The National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitat Program, which uses outdoor nature gardens as classrooms to help students master science and other subjects, is really making its mark in South Texas. …

Home and garden photo by Linda Ferich

One County’s Path to Becoming a Wildlife-Friendly Community

Within the past year, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has undertaken a huge public outreach and engagement campaign with the goal of attaining National Wildlife Federation’s esteemed designation as a wildlife-friendly community. …

Schools in Delaware Are Making Big Strides

“Going Green has changed our school and the way our students learn and live.” Leona Williams, a fourth grade teacher at Forwood Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware, reflects on how …

Three Tips to Create Your Own Homegrown Habitat

When planning a garden, some believe a choice has to be made between gardening for food or gardening for wildlife. But does it have to be one or the other? …

Map Your Garden for Wildlife Efforts – One Yard at a Time!

This National Wildlife Federation, Certified Wildlife Habitat® on Clark Road, Essex County, MA provides habitat through the seasons. Key elements of habitat are mapped on the Habitat Network. Approximately 1/3 …

Saving the Monarch Butterfly – One Garden at a Time

In 2017, with the support of the Disney Conservation Fund and Botanical Interests, we distributed 66,000 Butterfly Heroes kits – native milkweed and pollinator plants and guidance (how-to)  information.  We …

A Unique Visitor to Austin Eco-Schools Community

The monarch butterfly migration is a unique phenomenon where multiple generations of monarchs complete a 3,000 mile journey from the oyamel forests of Michoacán, Mexico to the northern U.S. and …

Meet the Wymans: Doing Their Part One Acre at a Time

Warm rays of sun light reflect from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, the smell of fresh vegetation fills the air, butterflies dance in the wind above the plush gardens, …

An Island of Habitat in a Sea of Concrete

When you think of wildlife habitat, inner city Baltimore is probably one of the last places that comes to mind. But, Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School in southwest Baltimore City has …

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