pollinators

Bumble bee

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

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 …

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 …

How Toronto is Building a “Pollinator Friendly” City

Maintaining biodiverse ecosystems within cities will continue to be a challenge in the coming decades, and providing quality habitat for pollinators is one of the most impactful actions cities can …

Baltimore Wildlife Week At-Home

Although the public events originally planned for Baltimore Wildlife Week – May 1st through 8th — to kick off Garden for Wildlife Month have been canceled to keep our staff …

Transforming Vacant Lots into Climate-Resilient Pollinator Gardens in Philadelphia

As climate change-fueled flooding and heatwaves become ever increasing threats to both wildlife and humans, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and its partners are exploring creative solutions to lessen the …

Awesome-Opossums: How well do you know opossums?

Did you know? Opossums can kill an estimated 5,000 ticks in a single season! They may not be pretty, but opossums are extremely beneficial creatures to ecosystems and healthy environments …

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. …

Buzzworthy Mason Bee Condos

Schools can “bee” a friend to native pollinators with this classroom DIY project. By making mason bee condos using recycled materials, you can teach kids about the nesting habitats and …

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