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Help save monarch butterflies here
Ron Ryan
Kathy Baldwin
Liz Cordova
Be a Butterfly Hero! Plant a butterfly garden for monarchs and win a trip to Disney World. Watch our broadcast from the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival to find out how.
Brigitte Evans
Sydney Beth King
Butterfly Gardens, The Villages, FL
We're working with Disney to help monarch butterflies and get more kids experiencing the outdoors. Do you get your kids or grandkids involved in your wildlife habitat garden?
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Were working with Disney to help monarch butterflies and get more kids

Disney's Bold Push to Save Wildlife—and Inspire Kids - National Wildlife Federation

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Wayne Rhodus
Kelsey Siegmund
Trish Schneider
This couple was inspired by a pair of nesting screech owls to create a wildlife habitat garden and get Certified Wildlife Habitat status from National Wildlife Federation.
What inspired you to want to help the local wildlife by planting a habitat?
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This couple was inspired by a pair of nesting screech owls to

Going wild: Your yard, lot or land can become a welcoming habitat

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Peggy Lynne Rose
Mary McLendon Victor
Nancy Rambow
Of the four components of habitat--natural food sources, water, cover, and places to raise young--which is the most challenging to provide for wildlife in your habitat garden? [ Nwf.org Link ]
Of the four components of habitatnatural food sources water cover and places

Getting Started

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Liz Cordova
Liz Cordova
Georgia Cinq-Mars Tashjian
Skunks have a bad reputation, but how much do you actually know about these black and white mammals? They are likely to pass through your wildlife habitat garden at one point or another--and that's actually good thing. Here's why. [ Nwf.org Link ]
Skunks have a bad reputation but how much do you actually know

Skunks: Notorious—or Not? - National Wildlife Federation

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Gary La Hart
Nathaniel Sommers
Anne Hardy Hagsten
Wildlife habitat gardens needn't be messy-looking. In fact, in typical suburban situations, we discourage overly wild-looking yards because they can make your neighbors and community respond negatively to the idea of natural gardening. Wildlife loses out when that happens. The good news is that you can create a garden that both looks beautiful and is a great natural habitat. Here are our tips...
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Wildlife habitat gardens neednt be messylooking In fact in typical suburban situations

Weedy to Wonderful - National Wildlife Federation

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Mary Jane Hawkins
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Kiel-steven Kerekes
We are so excited about our partnership with Subaru of America, Inc. Together we're taking wildlife habitat gardening to the next generation, teaching stewardship and helping wildlife at the same time.
Remember, not all birds visit feeders. The best way to attract birds and help them survive is to restore habitat, not just put out feeders. Species like this wood thrush--which has one of the most lovely songs of all songbirds--don't use feeders and won't come out into an open lawn. They require trees underplanted with shrubs with a deep layer of leaf litter where they hunt for insects and...
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Remember not all birds visit feeders The best way to attract birds
Kathy Brewer
Mary Jane Hawkins
Caroline Cooper
Today we kicked off our annual Butterfly Heroes campaign. Here's how to take the Butterfly Heroes Pledge and get a butterfly garden starter kit. [ Facebook.com Link ]
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Nicole Burgoz
Kimberly Kern
It's #FrogFriday! Do you have a frog pond in your wildlife habitat garden? What species do you attract?
Its FrogFriday Do you have a frog pond in your wildlife habitat
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Charity Codey Drake
Nancy Begley Pennell
Bees need native plants. Here are some regional suggestions that you an add to your wildlife habitat garden this spring. [ Blog.nwf.org Link ]
Bees need native plants Here are some regional suggestions that you an

For Wild Bees, these Native Plants are Superstars

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Mindy Osburn
Susan Jenkins Saari
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Spring has sprung! Here are 5 ways to tell Spring as arrived in your neighborhood. [ Blog.nwf.org Link ]
Spring has sprung Here are 5 ways to tell Spring as arrived in your neighborhood

5 Ways to Tell Spring Has Arrived

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Linda McCowin Wiese
Come see Naturalist David Mizejewski at The Philadelphia Flower Show this weekend. He'll be sharing all of his expert advice on creating wildlife habitat gardens today at 4pm and tomorrow at 11am and will be signing copies of his book "Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife" after each talk. [ Theflowershow.com Link ]
Come see Naturalist David Mizejewski at The Philadelphia Flower Show this weekend

Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife | The Flower Show

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Carol Hundley Greenhill
Have you ever been frustrated trying to get photos of the birds, butterflies and other creatures in your wildlife habitat garden because they never seem to turn out as good as you'd hoped? These tips might help. (Also, Monday 3/20 is the last day to submit your pics of your wildlife garden to our Photo Contest--you could win $5000--details at the end of this article.) [ Blog.nwf.org Link ]
Have you ever been frustrated trying to get photos of the birds

Capturing Emotion in a Photograph

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Michele E Scime
Ron Ryan
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Did you see any hummingbirds this winter? Depending on where you live, some species migrate south for the winter, while others are year-round residents. Some, however, migrate places they aren't normally seen. Find out more about this strange behavior in this article. [ Nwf.org Link ]
Did you see any hummingbirds this winter Depending on where you live

The Hummingbirds of Winter - National Wildlife Federation

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Eric Poole
Joyce Hana Cartledge
Tuire Cechin
Would you go on a garden tour showcasing wildlife friendly gardens that have achieved Certified Wildlife Habitat status? The Going Native Garden Tour in California is a great example. Check out their site below for inspiration and to sign up if you're in the area. Does your community have something like this? [ Gngt.org Link ]
Would you go on a garden tour showcasing wildlife friendly gardens that

HomeRO

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Want to help out the local bat population? Bat houses provide cover and are often used by female bats as nursery colonies where they give birth. Here's our how-to on building your own bat house. [ Nwf.org Link ]
Want to help out the local bat population Bat houses provide cover

Build-a-Bat-House

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Amy Jackson
Holly Funk
Penny Pawl
A Baltimore oriole among the crabapple blossoms. Later, this fruit-eating bird will feast on the crabapples.
A Baltimore oriole among the crabapple blossoms Later this fruiteating bird will
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Eula Irwin
Donna Kirkhart
Robins have long been a symbol of spring. Depending on how far north you live, robins might migrate south in winter and return in the spring, or they might stick around all winter long hanging out in flocks in wooded areas. Have these red-breasted birds begun appearing in your wildlife habitat garden yet this year?

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Robins have long been a symbol of spring Depending on how far

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

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Larry Madigan
Dan Flygar
Gail Esch