pollinators

Green metallic sweat bee

The Life of a Solitary Bee

Bee species’ behavior has fascinated humans for eternity. Throughout the world, we watch them buzzing from flower to flower, collecting pollen. From classical songs to company logos and home décor, …

gardening

Hundreds of Mayors Across North America Lead in the Monarch Conservation Movement

The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program provides a framework for cities and communities to engage in monarch butterfly and pollinator conservation. Mayors and heads of local and tribal …

Education Newsletter Spring 2022

  |   May 3, 2022

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team What does using nature as a classroom mean to you? For us, it’s an opportunity for students to approach learning in a …

Bumble bee feeding on nectar in a forest flower

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Habitat Slated for Destruction

Less than 0.01% of native prairie landscape remains in Illinois – the Prairie State. Threats like development, agriculture, and pollution have contributed to the decline in this iconic habitat. Unique …

pollinator garden

Zoos and Aquariums Inspire Visitors to Create Habitats at Home

Millions of people visit zoos and aquariums each year to catch a glimpse of rare and exciting wildlife from around the globe.  Increasingly, visitors are also finding educational exhibits and …

Bumble bee

To Bee or Not to Bee: A Discussion on Honey…

We have grown up with honey bees following us around in gardens, apple orchards, and forests, easily identifiable by their honey yellow stripes and slim, hairy bodies, but what about …

Bumble bee pollinating bee balm. Pollinators like these are in decline.

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 …

Mosquito on Flower

What Purpose do Mosquitoes Serve?

It’s often said that mosquitoes serve no purpose other than to annoy humans. This is easy to believe as you are swatting away these bothersome insects while trying to enjoy …

Six Ways to Support Fall Monarch Migration

Each fall, monarch butterflies embark on an incredible migration to their wintering grounds. West of the Rockies, the population heads to the Pacific coast, where they gather in scattered roosts …

Drifting Disaster: How Certain Herbicides Destroy Native Bird Habitat

Perhaps you have heard about the millions of acres of soybean damages recently caused by the herbicide dicamba in the midwestern and southern parts of the country. However, it is …

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