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NWF Teams Up with Ann Arbor School for Pollinator Habitat

Many of the 100,000 University of Michigan football fans walking to Michigan Stadium for early-season home games may soon see some more bees and butterflies. Ann Arbor Pioneer High School’s …

Build the Buzz beyond the Big Apple with #PolliNATION

On June, 22, 2017,  we highlighted the need to help bees and other pollinators when National Wildlife Federation leadership joined Shark Tank host Daymond John at the Empire State Building …

This Shark is Wild about Bees

Every week, millions of people tune in to watch the Emmy-award-winning reality show Shark Tank, in which self-made millionaire and billionaire tycoons – Sharks – give aspiring entrepreneurs the chance …

Bee and coneflower

Six Tips for Pollinator Gardens in Small Spaces

June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week. You can participate by creating a garden habitat to support pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Register it as Certified Wildlife Habitat with …

Wildlife Idioms

White Elephant Contemporary Interpretation: A troublesome possession that is often expensive or inconvenient to maintain. Origin: White (albino) elephants were considered sacred and holy creatures in the antiquated era of …

Collateral Damage: Pollinators, Climate Change and Zika

These bees – pollinators that work to ensure that many of our wild and domestic plants and crops get pollinated and are allowed to fruit – were not killed by …

Bee One in a Million

Updated: June 23, 2016 Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing …

Fuzzy-legged Leafcutter Bee (Megachile melanophaea) by Clay Bolt

Sharing a Passion for “Beautiful Bees”

Like most people, Clay Bolt once pictured the familiar black-and-yellow-striped honey bee as soon as he heard someone say the word “bee.” These much beloved but beleaguered insects were brought …

Bees Find Better Habitat in Urban Jungle than Farm Country

What do you think about when hear the word “pollinators?” Images of honey bees or bumble bees come to mind for most. Many of us urban and suburbanites have an idyllic …

Bumble Bee by Josh Mayes

10 Ways to Save Pollinators

Pollinators are in trouble. These important wildlife move from plant to plant while searching for protein-rich pollen or high-energy nectar to eat. As they go, they are dusted by pollen …

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