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West Nile Virus and Paying for Prevention

8/30/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Like many across the country, I enjoy gardening and yard work during the summer. Mosquito attacks, however, have a way of diminishing the fun. Last weekend, I was out in the backyard trimming some bushes when I felt “the bite” – a nasty one going for […] Read more >

Photo donated by Danny Brown

Fellow Gardeners Share the Best Ways to Attract Backyard Wildlife

8/25/2012 // By Anne Senft

Useful tips from fellow gardeners on creating a backyard haven for wildlife. Read more >

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Attract These 4 Birds to Control Garden Pests

8/8/2012 // By Anne Senft

Find out how to attract birds to your backyard to keep bugs at bay. Read more >

Cottontails feed mainly on herbaceous plants such as clovers, grasses, and low broad-leafed weeds in summer and buds, twigs, and bark in winter. (Photo: Chuanxiao Li)

Six of the Sexiest “Vegetarians” in Your Backyard

7/10/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these plant-eating beauties found in backyards across the nation. Read more >

Girl Power + Shovels = New Wildlife Habitat

Girl Power + 650 Plants + Great Partners = More Wildlife Habitat

6/27/2012 // By Curtis Fisher

Dozens of Girl Scout troop leaders, Verizon and Liberty Mutual employee volunteers, Certified Wildlife Habitat Owners, NWF staff, and what felt like a zillion girl scouts made my last weekend a really special day. On Saturday, June 23, 2012, thousands of […] Read more >

Jenny Lake in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. The Western Governors' Association recently met and released a report featuring recommendations on connecting more kids with the outdoors. (flickr | Yellowstone Gate)

Western Governors Tell Kids To Connect with Nature (and NWF Agrees)

6/15/2012 // By Jim Adams

Earlier this week I attended the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) meeting, which focused on reconnecting youth and families with the outdoors. “The Govs” (like “The Avengers”), led by chair Governor Chris Gregoire, were unanimous in their push to get kids […] Read more >

My cherry tomatoes on May 30.  These are my pride and joy-- they're growing so well. I don't know why the one is so much bigger, but all three are healthy!

Tom Petty was Right… the Waiting Really is the Hardest Part: An Urban Garden Update

5/31/2012 // By Megan Blevins

In February, I conquered my fear of the gardening world, and began building my own urban garden. With Urban Organic Gardening expert Mike Lieberman at my side and encouraging me that “you don’t need a green thumb, just two opposable ones,” to […] Read more >

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NWF on Dr. Oz Show’s “Dream Team”

5/24/2012 // By David Mizejewski

  Today National Wildlife Federation had our first appearance on the Dr. Oz Show.   The show theme was “surviving summer” and as NWF Naturalist I joined Dr. Oz’s “Dream Team” to give viewers some tips on enjoying the great […] Read more >

Monte Sano Civic Assoc, Pres. Marylynn Perry, Roxanne Paul & Team Leader Susan "Soos" Weber proudly display certificate. Photo by Jerry Green.

Monte Sano, Huntsville, Alabama celebrates Community Wildlife Habitat Certification

5/21/2012 // By Roxanne Paul

It seemed only appropriate that the community of Monte Sano in Huntsville, Alabama chose Earth Day to celebrate their recent certification as the first National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat® in the state. Monte Sano is a community of 1600 people named […] Read more >

Photo: Jim Brown

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: YELLOW

5/18/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially yellow. Read more >