Garden Habitats

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

Got a Story?

Have you noticed climate change in your backyard? Quick– before you head out to enjoy what I hope is a sunny and beautiful weekend for you and your family– Today … Read more

Meet Mat Paulson – Community Leader and Wildlife Gardener

Having a Certified Wildlife Habitat can be a commitment. However– through NWF's habitat program we have had the opportunity to work with some incredible community leaders and volunteers. Mat Paulson, … Read more

Great Video About Creating Wildlife Habitat and Gardening Green With NWF

Roxanne Paul, the National Wildlife Federation’s Habitats Program Coordinator, was caught on tape for a great interview about NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat® program. She was on location at the U.S. … Read more