Garden Habitats

150 Students and Volunteers Plant Trees for Wildlife

Migratory birds like the black and white warbler and ruby-throated humming bird are heading north. This spring, as they fly over Broward County, Florida, they may notice more than 10,000 …

Five Butterfly Garden Tips from a Butterfly Hero!

In 2015, then 9 year-old, Genevieve Leroux from San Luis Obispo, CA pledged to be a Butterfly Hero and help save the monarch butterfly. Not only did she plant the …

Bowie Gardens for Wildlife

More than 75 residents, neighbors, and friends gathered at City Hall in Bowie, Maryland this past December to celebrate the community’s seven year journey to become a Certified Community Wildlife …

New Numbers Show Monarch Butterfly Populations Still in Trouble

The annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been released showing a 27 percent decrease from last year’s population. Populations of this once-common iconic black and …

Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis)

I want Bombus affinis in my garden

For the past three years, photographer Tony Ernst has seen rusty patched bumble bees in his garden, and every year he watches to see if they return. I’d like to …

vineyard

Cheers to Conservation

Earlier this year, we launched a new partnership with Laithwaite’s Wine to offer National Wildlife Federation members the opportunity to join the 4 Seasons wine club and support our conservation …

Giving A Community Trees for Wildlife

I contacted various organizations in North Florida near our office in Tallahassee, and the Iris Club of Wakulla County replied that they were eager to participate. Since 2004, the Iris …

Four Ways to Provide Cover for Wildlife

Providing cover from the elements and a place to hide from predators is a great way to attract beautiful and interesting birds and other wildlife to your yard or garden. Cover is one …

Four Ways to Provide Water for Birds

Providing water for drinking and bathing is a great way to attract beautiful and interesting birds to your yard. A clean water source is one of the components of habitat that all …

An Outstanding Habitat Steward

Grace has been an inspiration and mentor to the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife: Community Wildlife Habitat teams members in the Puget Sound region. Her city has even registered as …

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