Garden for Wildlife

American toad photographed in Ohio. Credit: Kathy Bodall

Vernal Pools Make Your Garden Sing

If you’re trying to find a vernal pool in spring, you’re best off closing your eyes and listening. As sunset approaches, the pond begins to sing. Tree frogs make a … Read more

A close up of thick green foliage with small yellow flowers.

Deceptively Beautiful Invasive Plants

For as long as people have been gardening, they have been getting excited about beautiful plants. While today we walk the aisles of plant nurseries, gardeners centuries ago were searching … Read more

A bird with brown wings and a black and white striped head holds inch worms in its beak.

Year-Round Bird Feeding

Winter is a prime time to bring those bird feeders out and make a New Year’s resolution to provide food year-round for our feathered friends. Discover how birds’ diets change … Read more

The base of a large tree is surrounded in a leaf layer.

Pro-Tips for Leaving the Leaves

The National Wildlife Federation has designated October as Leave the Leaves Month! As we head into autumn, many trees and shrubs shed their leaves or needles in preparation for their … Read more

Seven Species that Need You to Leave the Leaves

As the hues of autumn give way to winter detritus, many homeowners are quick to discard the fallen leaves suddenly blanketing their yards. But what if we told you that … Read more

Young Conservationists in Big Sky

The National Wildlife Federation’s Montana Garden for Wildlife Coordinator and AmeriCorps member Dan French has many responsibilities and opportunities to impact the Missoula community and surrounding valleys. The  Garden for … Read more

A bright yellow bird perches on a yellow flower.

Five Simple Ways to Create Habitat this Fall

The idea of “gardening for wildlife” evokes images of beautiful, blossom-filled gardens teaming with colorful birds and butterflies. But did you know that fall is the best time to plant … Read more

An aerial view of a class of children.

Pollinator Protectors: The Power of Youth Education in Safeguarding People, Pollinators, and the Planet

Knowledge, Compassion, and Action is at the heart of Katie Thompson’s teaching philosophy. In fact, it’s Ms. Thompson’s mantra. “First, I give my students knowledge – the ‘what, why and … Read more

A long-horned bee (Melissodes spp.) feeds at a cutleaf coneflower (Rudbeckia lanciniata) cultivar in a garden in Nebraska.

Creating a Bee Garden

Bees are incredibly important wildlife. Yes, insects are wildlife–and they’re a group of wildlife that we all have an opportunity to help right in our own yards and gardens. Especially … Read more

A Schoolyard Habitats sign in a garden

Education Newsletter Spring 2023

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team What if every school provided equitable access to nature that supports children’s well-being, learning, and unstructured play while contributing to community engagement … Read more