Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

Pollinator Protection: Pledges, Policy and Proclamations

Substantive commitment to create a pollinator friendly world has increased significantly in the last three years. Local, state, and national efforts across North America are expanding and some include incentives. …

A Million Pollinator Gardens Create Hot Spots to Help Bees and Butterflies

The National Wildlife Federation is proud to announce that 1,040,000 gardens have successfully been registered under the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge  (MPGC) 2015-2018. We helped launch the Challenge and co-founded …

Edible Gardens: A Win-Win for Pollinators and People

Gardeners who include plants for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators not only offer important habitat for these species, they often enjoy a greater fruit and vegetable bounty come harvest-time. …

Interstate 35: Monarch Butterfly Highway

While the side of a busy interstate may not seem like an ideal place to rest, roadside vegetation can surprisingly provide important respite for wildlife on the move- including butterflies, …

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 …

National Gardening Association’s Tips on Wildlife Habitat Gardening

The National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the National Gardening Association (NGA) to spread the word about our Garden for Wildlife program and help people create beautiful yards and …

New Numbers Show Monarch Butterfly Populations Still in Trouble

The annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been released showing a 27 percent decrease from last year’s population. Populations of this once-common iconic black and …

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 …

monarch on southern red cedar

From White House to Texas, a Growing Buzz Around Pollinator Protection

When you’re in your garden collecting milkweed seed pods on a windy fall afternoon, you may not realize you’re part of a burgeoning nationwide effort to protect America’s pollinators. As …

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