Garden Habitats

For Beginners: Four Can’t-Miss Ways to Attract Birds to Your Yard or Deck

Sometimes those who would like to attract birds to their home will ask if there are any special “tricks” to success other than putting out a bird feeder or birdbath. The …

Five Tips for Fun and Easy Backyard and Balcony Birding

People will sometimes put out a bird feeder and a bird bath and almost immediately see a variety of feathered friends arrive.  In time, many of these birds will seem …

George H. Harrison

Habitat Chat with George H. Harrison

GEORGE H. HARRISON knew he was on to something. While serving as managing editor of National Wildlife in 1972, he heard about two U.S. Forest Service researchers in Massachusetts who …

Remembering Craig: A Happy Sad Day

Last Monday we dedicated the pond and habitat at the National Wildlife Federation’s Virginia headquarters to our beloved and former Chief Naturalist, Craig Tufts, who lost his battle with brain …

Mother Nature and Me: Feeling Thankful

At the beginning of November, my friend Debi of Go Explore Nature posted this update on her Facebook page: “I’m thankful for nature’s many splendors all year long, but the …

Sawing grooves in my bat house

The Ever-Popular Build-a-Bat-House Website

Have you ever wanted to build a bat house? Apparently, LOTS of people are interested. How do I know? Many years ago, I wrote a page on how to build …

Spider and full moon

BOO-tiful Backyard Visitor: Spider

Each week our Certified Wildlife Habitat community on Facebook celebrates “Wildlife Wednesday” by posting an image of a garden visitor. Because the latest photo received such an enthusiastic response, I …

NWF Community Habitat Program: Whole Communities For Wildlife!

The National Wildlife Federation’s Community Habitat Program now has 80 communities either certified or in the process and they range in size from small towns of a few thousand to …

Little Green Thumbs: Gardening with MLK Jr. Elementary

Would you rather stay in the office on a Friday or join a fun bunch of elementary school students in planting flowers? The choice was easy for me! As part …

Brief TV Profile of Wildlife Gardener And Her Terrific Garden

In a KLRU TV short, Elayne Langsford, from central Texas, shows us her beautiful and peaceful garden and how NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat® programs contribute to a better life for her, …

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