Garden Habitats

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Meet the Squad of Mosquito-Eating Species

Mosquitoes are unwanted visitors to our backyards, but nature can offer solutions that don’t involve chemicals or bug sprays. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the following wildlife species are especially helpful …

Garden for Wildlife™ STEM Education Partnership for Black and Other Minority Youth

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and The Links, Incorporated (The Links) partnered to connect black communities with nature through gardening and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational programs.  The …

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 …

Virtually Migrate through Texas with Pollinators

Every spring and fall, hundreds of species migrate through Texas – many of which are pollinators such as birds and butterflies. Pollinators are organisms that move pollen from one flower …

Seven Ways to Build Community and Support Wildlife During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered our lives, leaving many with ongoing uncertainty. What is certain, however, is that now—more than ever—enjoying nature and wildlife is essential to our health and wellbeing. …

Plant with a Purpose: Help Protect Salmon Habitat with Your Garden

Salmon are marathon swimmers, transitioning from freshwater streams to the ocean, and back again. To reach their destinations they often face—and miraculously overcome!—staggering obstacles. They climb fish ladders to push …

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 …

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