Gardening Subscribe to Feed

Peter Coyote's wildlife-friendly yard welcomes foxes and other animals. (Photo by Peter Coyote)

What Lives in Peter Coyote’s Backyard?

5/15/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Yes, his namesake animal does wander into Peter Coyote’s backyard, along with a diverse array of critters including skunks, gray foxes, raccoons, and birds galore. His wild menagerie (complemented with two personable cats, Jackson and Pearl) attests to his lifelong […] Read more >

Gardening With Kids: Facebook Chat Recap

5/9/2013 // By Christine Uncles

A new season is upon us and with the changing weather comes endless possibilities and chances to not only enjoy the nature around us, but also enhance it through our own hands and the hands of our own little helpers. […] Read more >

Northern Cardinals by Paul Brown

Help Bugs—and Birds—By Growing Native Plants

5/9/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Like most environmentally-friendly gardeners, I’ve long known that it’s better to cultivate native than nonnative plants. Adapted to local conditions, natives thrive better—and with less water and other expensive inputs such as fertilizer—than do most exotics. Natives also are less […] Read more >

Nuts Nibbled by Squirrels

40 Nuts Nibbled by Squirrels

5/8/2013 // By Carla Brown

Photo #2 from our 40 garden objects series for Garden for Wildlife Month Read more >

Skipper on coneflower

Birds, Butterflies and Backyard Discoveries: New Book Offers Tips for Wildlife Gardening with Kids

5/7/2013 // By Ellen Lambeth

Touch a Butterfly, by April Pulley Sayre, is a delightful read. Its goal is to get families—kids included—outside and in touch with the natural world through gardening. But it is so much more than a guide. It’s a learning process, […] Read more >

40 gardening tools

40 Garden Tools

5/1/2013 // By Carla Brown

Share your photos of 40 garden objects during Garden for Wildlife month! Read more >

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski with an alligator, from the Today Show's Instagram page.

Today Show: Surprising “Backyard Wildlife”

5/1/2013 // By David Mizejewski

It’s Garden for Wildlife Month! In honor of this annual celebration of National Wildlife Federation’s 40-year-old Certified Wildlife Habitat program, I brought some “backyard wildlife” on my Today Show segment this week.  But these animals are definitely NOT the songbirds […] Read more >

PS 57 Earth Day - Flag in garden

NYC Eco-School PS 57 Gets 2013 Green Ribbon Schools Award

4/25/2013 // By Emily Fano

On a gloriously sunny Earth Day, cheers erupted in NYC Eco-School PS 57′s large outdoor garden as the Staten Island elementary school found out it had won a 2013 Green Ribbon Schools award.  WNBC-TV was there to capture the excitement. Pre-kindergarteners jumped up […] Read more >

Seeing Red? Don’t Stress It; Head Outside for Some Green!

4/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

According to the American Psychological Association (APA) more than one third of Americans report high stress levels, and one in five say they feel very stressed at least half of each month. Stress impacts our health with physical symptoms like fatigue, […] Read more >

Buntings at bird feeder by Bernard Friel

Summer Bird Feeding: the Case For and Against

4/18/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Should you take your bird feeders down for the summer? The answer may depend on where you live. Ever since I started feeding backyard birds several years ago, I’ve religiously taken down my feeders this time of year and not […] Read more >