Garden Habitats

In Celebration of the Springtail

The gardens we grow to support birds, bees, and other wildlife would not flourish without a little help from the soil food web. A handful of soil is teeming with …

Facts About the “Murder Hornet”

Recent documentation of the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) in Canada and Washington state have prompted questions and concern about the species. While invasive non-native species are a real problem …

How You Can Help Our Disappearing Bumble Bees

As the weather warms and the days become brighter, flowering plants across the nation begin to bloom—releasing vibrant colors and tantalizing scents. Early-blooming plants, from maple trees and spring ephemeral …

6 Actions to Combat Climate Change and Help Wildlife in Your Garden

During these coming spring weeks as we are staying home during the pandemic and finding solace in nature, many of us will be spending time in our gardens. What you …

De-Stress—Garden to Help Wildlife

In these stressful times it’s now more important than ever to carve out some ”green time”, and gardening for wildlife is a great way to do so. Here are some …

5 Ways You Can Help Eastern Monarchs

The once-common monarch butterfly has suffered steep population declines across North America in the last few decades. Both the eastern and western populations of these migratory butterflies are in real …

The National Wildlife Federation Helping Families through the COVID-19 Outbreak

Dear friends, Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we’re adjusting to the new realities and school closures — I’m actually trying to write this with my 2-year old Alana hanging …

Six Ways to Support Wild Birds at Home

Birds need our help. Since 1970, the North American bird population has lost almost 3 billion breeding adults, a loss of 29 percent over just fifty years. Habitat loss is one …

5 Ways You Can Help Western Monarchs

The once-common monarch butterfly has suffered steep population declines across North America in the last few decades. Both the eastern and western populations of these migratory butterflies are in real …

A Bug’s Eye view : Protecting Habitats Protects Life at Smithsonian Gardens

Imagine a larger than life journey through the habitat elements of food, water, cover and places to raise young. Each turn is a new discovery of wildlife life above and …

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