Garden Habitats

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 …

Native Plant Challenge: Calling All Cities to Plant Native

When cities and communities consider what trees, shrubs and flowers to plant in parks, streetscapes and city landscapes, they primarily think about: Budget Beauty Low-Maintenance Fast Growth Today, however, more …

Tree Equity in Broward County

Three years ago, the National Wildlife Federation and NatureScape Broward (part of the Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division) came together to launch a new project to help …

Aedes aegypti, the primary Zika virus vector, feeds on human blood. Photo by James Gathany.

Three Natural Ways to Reduce Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes are a persistent annoyance during the summer months, and while we can empathize with the fantasy of totally eradicating these biting insects in a tornado of poisons, we at …

Making Room for Wildlife in Surprising Places

The National Wildlife Federation is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, a growing suburb of Washington, D.C., and also the very first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the state of Virginia. I …

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. …

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