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Emperor Dragonfly by Ross Hoddinott (2020 Vision/Corbis)

Dangerous Beauties

By Natalie Angier

Despite their dainty appearance, backyard dragonflies are voracious predators.

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Wildlife Gardening Articles

This Issue

Rain Garden by Rain Dog Designs

Corralling the Rain

Rain gardens offer a natural solution to the problem of runoff pollution.

Backyard Visitors

Opossum by Gordon and Cathy Illg (Animals Animals)

Make Way For Opossums

It makes good sense to welcome North America's only marsupial as a valued member of your garden menagerie.

Gardening Tips

Ray LaRocque gardens by AccessibleGardens.com

Gardening For Seniors

Exercising green thumbs helps seniors reap mental and physical rewards that improve their health.


Monarch on milkweed by Victor R. Quintanilla

Battle for Butterflies

Gardeners are joining the fight to bring back North America's dwindling migratory monarchs.

Schoolyard Habitats

NASA Goddard Schoolyard Habitat by Debora McCallum

Educating Tomorrow's Naturalists

NWF's Schoolyard Habitats® program moves beyond traditional schools to introduce more children to wildlife.

Backyard Photography

Summer Tanager by Richard Day

Backyard Photo Tips

If you are just getting started in nature photography, the birds that visit your backyard may be your best subjects.

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