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Get Our New Book: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

We’re excited to announce the publication of our wildlife habitat gardening how-to book Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition. Written by TV host and naturalist David Mizejewski, the book …

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 …

How the Monarch Butterfly Population is Measured

The recent announcement that the overwintering monarch butterfly population has increased 144 percent since last year is great news, but might be a bit confusing. Aren’t monarch butterflies still in …

Connecting Austin’s Youth with Nature and Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation works with educators across the country to introduce the next generation of conservationists to nature and the wildlife that call it home. The Federation was one …

Monarch Butterfly 2018 Population Down by 14.8 Percent

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Show Monarch Butterflies Some Love this Valentine’s Day

Rethinking the Ethanol Mandate: Here’s Why

Building Outdoor Classrooms

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 important moments in our …

Ready, Set, Go! Monarch Butterflies Racing South Ahead of Winter

Before the northern seasons turn, monarch butterflies across North America are already fluttering southward in a race against time. Weighing less than a cracker, a single butterfly may flap more …

Mine Proposal Threatens Monarchs

Monarch butterflies have lost significant habitat in the United States. Some studies suggest that an estimated 60 percent of milkweed has been eliminated from the Midwestern grassland ecosystem. The available …

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