Garden Habitats

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 …

National Wildlife Week: Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

Wildlife in urban areas face unique challenges as we humans pave roads, build storm water systems and expand our neighborhoods. NWF’s Top 10 Cities for Wildlife are taking concrete steps …

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 …

Good News for Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population

The latest numbers for the eastern monarch butterfly population have just been released and posted by Monarch Watch, and there’s some good news to report. The species has experienced a precipitous decline …

Five Gifts to Help Wild Birds

The holiday season (or any time of the year) is a great time to give gifts that help out your local wild birds. Even if it’s a gift for yourself! …

Crafting for Critters: Holiday Habitat

Mornings are crisp and the days colorful. Everything is alive, twirling and swirling in the breeze. Spices scent the air, the last harvest is reaped, and gardens go dormant with …

Students Make a Hands-on Difference for Monarchs!

Close to 20,000 school children from Minnesota to Texas are digging in deep to restore monarch butterfly and pollinator habitat. In some cases, students had never grown flowers from seed …

eastern tiger swallowtail caterpillar

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 …

Breaking Routines: Outdoor Learning in Texas School Districts

The new school year is here and teachers at nearly 600 Texas schools certified as National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitats are poised to create memorable outdoor learning experiences for their …

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