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Monarch Butterfly on purple coneflower by Karen Mayford

Battle For Butterflies

By Laura Tangley

Gardeners join the fight to bring back North America's disappearing migratory monarchs.

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Wildlife Gardening Articles

This Issue

California front yard with native plants by Saxon Holt (Photobotanic)

Redefining Curb Appeal

Noted scientist Doug Tallamy dispels eight myths about the movement to replace front lawns with native plants.

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.

Backyard Conservation

California red-legged frog by Jamie Bettaso (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Building a Frog Pad

Ten tips for creating a small wetland to help amphibians and other native wildlife.

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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