Garden for Wildlife

My Messy Garden – Part III: Why I Blame the Birds

Birds can be messy but we love them anyway! Read more

Making Your Own Way Station For The Amazing Monarch Butterfly

It is Garden for Wildlife Month and one garden creature that will make a child or adult enthusiastic about nature is the Monarch butterfly.  Their exquisite orange and black markings … Read more

Canada warber by Darlene Friedman

Bird of the Week: Canada Warbler

Across the United States, tens of thousands of birds that have wintered in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean are on the move this month, making their way toward breeding grounds in North … Read more

Taking the “Gardening for Wildlife” Plunge Out West

After two years of having the best weed garden in my neighborhood, I have set out to reclaim our vegetable garden. Apparently previous residents in our home had not only … Read more

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For Wildlife Garden Month: Thoreau’s Thoughts on Trees

Here at NWF we are celebrating Garden for Wildlife Month, because May is perfect for making home gardens into wildlife havens. Even if your garden is only a window box, … Read more

The Gift of Gardening

With warmer weather, I have been anxious to spend time in my backyard. It’s that time of year to pull out the shovels, the gardening tools, the dusty bird feeder. … Read more

Filter Floodwaters with Flora

Spring in the Pacific Northwest can only mean one thing: rain. As rain falls on our roofs and streets, it is piped into stormwater drains which eventually empty out into … Read more

Bird Feeder

A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding

What kind of bird feeder should you get? Where should you put it? What seeds should you provide? Read more

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Water: A Guide to the Most Magical Part of Wildlife Gardening

One of the best things a wildlife gardener can do for birds and other wild creatures is to provide a dependable source of water in the garden. Read more

Help! My Garden is a Mess!

Inspired by Garden for Wildlife Month, we’re committed to whipping our garden into shape. Read more