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Native plants are fantastic at attracting songbirds and pollinators. (Photo donated by Jacqueline Tiles)

Slacker’s Guide to Gardening for Wildlife

4/1/2012 // By Anne Senft

Even lazy gardeners can help wildlife in their neighborhood by following these five simple guidelines. Read more >

Warm Winter Weather Weirds Out Massachusetts Wildlife (and me)!

3/20/2012 // By Carol Oldham

Is anyone else creeped out by this weird weather? Today, I walked around Boston in a t-shirt, just the latest oddity in a series of strange weather days this year. I heard peepers and frogswhile I was hiking last weekend, and […] Read more >

Take a moment to enjoy the beauty in your own backyard. (Photo: Anne Senft)

Five Ways to Make the Most of Extra Daylight

3/9/2012 // By Anne Senft

With Daylight Saving Time  in full force, many of us are enjoying the extra hour of evening daylight. How do we make the most of this gift? Here are some thoughts. 1) Share the hour – Gather up friends and […] Read more >

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Real ‘White House’ Wives: First Ladies Put Planet First

2/19/2012 // By Megan Miraglia

While the “Real Housewives of DC” occupy their days with dry cleaning, diamonds, and drinking, our nation’s First Ladies have more significant items on their daily to-do lists. On the day that honors our nation’s first men, let’s acknowledge a […] Read more >

David Mizejewski talks about creating an amphibian house.

David Mizejewski talks about Creating Wildlife Habitat

2/17/2012 // By Becky McIntire

This past Saturday David Mizejewski came and chatted with staff and community members at the Willow Creek Hatchery and Habitat Demo Garden in Edmonds, WA. Here you can see him talking to the group about an amphibian house that they […] Read more >

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Jump into Spring with the National Wildlife Federation and the NW Flower and Garden Show!

2/3/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Spring is just around the bend, and what better way to celebrate than attending the Northwest Flower and Garden Show February 8-12th at the Convention Center in Seattle. The title of this year’s show is “A Floral Symphony,” and it […] Read more >

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New Plant Hardiness Zones Confirm What Gardeners Already Know about Global Warming

1/26/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

Gardeners who have noticed some unusual goings-on had their suspicions confirmed this week, and the culprit is global warming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday released a new map of plant hardiness zones, which confirms what many gardeners had already […] Read more >

A hummingbird in January…in Chicago?

1/12/2012 // By Anne Senft

A hummer makes a rare visit to a Chicago suburb. Read more >

New EPA Report Looks Toxic for Pebble Mine

1/9/2012 // By Nic Callero

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency released a report detailing the entirety of known toxic chemical releases throughout the Pacific Northwest in 2010. The report results- startling, The Alaska results- shocking. The EPA reports that Alaska mining operations account for […] Read more >

This squirrel enjoys Oak Crest's Certified Wildlife Habitat

Retirees Go Green in Maryland Community

12/13/2011 // By Kim Martinez

In the summer of 2011, resident George Walter submitted an application to the National Wildlife Federation to designate his retirement community, Oak Crest, as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®. Oak Crest is the largest retirement community in Baltimore, Maryland with over 2,100 residents and sits […] Read more >