Sustainable Gardening

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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 …

BUZZworthy: Fascinating Facts About Bees

Bees are among our most important pollinators. But how much do you really know about them? Read on for fascinating facts about these busy creatures. And then find native plants …

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Five Ways to Help Bees At Home

Bees need our help. Many North American native bee species are experiencing population declines due to pesticide poisoning, habitat loss and disease. Domesticated honey bees managed for their agricultural services are also …

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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Bees?

Bees are an incredibly important group of wildlife. The service they provide by pollinating both our agricultural crops as well as wild plants is critical for our food supply and …

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How to Issue Wildlife-Friendly Proclamations in Your Community

Wildlife and humans can and should co-exist in sustainable, healthy communities. Community leaders such as mayors, city councilors, county commissioners, and municipal staff across the country are making the connection …

Five Ways to Attract Birds This Fall

Attracting and watching wild birds right in your own yard or garden are great activities year-round, but as migratory birds pass through on their way south and winter-resident species work …

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Plan Next Year’s Staycation Garden Safari

Why go on a safari when a safari could come to you? Imagine yourself sipping lemonade on your lawn chair while strange and marvelous creatures entertain you. This is what …

Make Gardening for Wildlife a Family Affair

Gardening for wildlife is a great way to enjoy time outdoors as a family and make a difference for local birds, butterflies and other wildlife at the same time. When …

Five Butterfly Garden Tips from a Butterfly Hero!

In 2015, then 9 year-old, Genevieve Leroux from San Luis Obispo, CA pledged to be a Butterfly Hero and help save the monarch butterfly. Not only did she plant the …

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