amphibians

hummingbird eating mosquitoes

Meet the Squad of Mosquito-Eating Species

Mosquitoes are unwanted visitors to our backyards, but nature can offer solutions that don’t involve chemicals or bug sprays. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the following wildlife species are especially helpful …

Five Tips to Help Frogs and Toads in Your Yard

Birds and butterflies are some of the most commonly seen wildlife in our yards and neighborhoods. If you follow the recommendations of our Garden for Wildlife program, you’ll be guaranteed …

Jefferson salamander

Why Salamanders Love Vernal Pools

On a rainy spring night in a New Jersey forest, a Jefferson salamander stirs under the rotting log that hides her. At last, it’s time. She wriggles slowly through the …

Frogs That Freeze Solid

Different animals use different strategies to survive winter. Some species migrate south, others grow thick coats, and some fatten up or stash food reserves. Many species hibernate or go dormant to …

Functional Decor for the Wildlife Garden

Gray tree frog

Photo of the Day: Camouflaged Tree Frog

European tree frog, Limburg, Belgium

Photo of the Day: European Tree Frog, Belgium

Red-spotted newt in its "red eft" stage climbing through a garden in New York

Photo of the Day: Red-spotted Newt

Create Wildlife Habitat At Home In just a few easy steps, you can turn your backyard, balcony or patch of grass into a habitat for wildlife. Start gardening for wildlife …

David Mizejewski talks about Creating Wildlife Habitat

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 …

Global Warming’s Big Impact on Small Animals

In a recent study, scientists have examined the effects of climate change on amphibians and what climate change could bring for small animals. As temperatures rise, animals of all sizes need ongoing protection. We …

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