Garden Habitats

Matthews, North Carolina Celebrates Community Wildlife Habitat Certification

Matthews, North Carolina recently celebrated becoming the nation’s 64th NWF Community Wildlife Habitat with “A Day of Play” at Squirrel Lake Park. Despite the cold, drizzly weather, spirits were high … Read more

Ajo, Arizona Celebrates Community Wildlife Habitat Certification

The former copper mining town of Ajo, Arizona took a big step towards helping local wildlife when they registered their Community Wildlife Habitat® project with the National Wildlife Federation four years ago. After … Read more

Swamp milkweed and monarch butterfly by Victor Quintanilla

Monarch Butterflies in a Changing World

On a recent trip to California, I stopped by Natural Bridges State Beach, a lovely seaside protected area in Santa Cruz that’s best known for the monarch butterflies that overwinter there. … Read more

Go Green Times Three This St. Patrick’s Day

Guest Post By Susan E. Goodman There’s a saying that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks and leprechauns are one way to go green on March 17th, but there … Read more

Nature: Driving Revitalization in the Motor City and Beyond

  During the roaring 20’s, Detroit glittered as a global center of automobile manufacturing. With a population that soared from 285,000 in 1900 to 1.6 million by 1930, it was … Read more

Certified Wildlife Habitat, Washington, DC

Wildlife Gardening: Don’t Forget the Neighbors

When I bought a house on a large corner lot a decade ago, I was in a hurry to convert the lawn as quickly as possible to a lush, plant-filled … Read more

NWF’s 112 Best Green Campus Projects of 2012

Today, the NWF Campus Ecology program announces the addition of 112 case studies to our searchable online case study database. This database, which currently holds nearly 800 case studies, has … Read more

Bethlehem, PA Celebrates Community Wildlife Habitat Certification

Who would have thought that a city like Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, known in former years as a hub of industry (most notably, for Bethlehem Steel), would rally its citizens to preserve wildlife … Read more

Hands-On Habitat Volunteers – A Key to the Future of the Environmental Movement

The near absence of any discussion of the environment in the presidential debates has led me to think about the state of the U.S. environmental movement. In one sense, conservationists … Read more

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

We all need an oasis. Standing on New York City Eco-School PS41’s new green roof, I found a truly inspiring one.  Seeing the whole sky, feeling the late summer breeze, … Read more