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Unwind with a Refreshing Nature-Inspired Drink

Herbal Cocktail, Mocktail Guide Provides Reward to Planting with Purpose

RESTON, Va. — Add an ounce of nature and dash of freshness to your glass this happy hour with the new Garden for Wildlife: Herbal Cocktail & Mocktail Guide. This handy resource, which guides readers through the process of creating herb-based beverages with their wildlife garden crops, is available to anyone who signs up for the program’s newsletter by May 31.

“Whether you’re old-fashioned or more cosmopolitan, gardening and happy hour are the perfect mix during Garden for Wildlife Month,” said Mary Phillips, senior director of Garden for Wildlife. “From gardening experts and wildlife enthusiasts to gardening newbies, our Garden for Wildlife: Herbal Cocktail & Mocktail Guide will help you create an eco-friendly green space at home to relax, while utilizing your pollinator friendly herbs to craft your favorite beverages.”

While millions invite butterflies, birds and bees to their yards by replacing lawn with native plants, nearly anyone can create smaller habitat oases in backyards, porches, patios, or even windowsills. Additionally, the National Wildlife Federation is offering gardeners its Nature Guide: Herbs app, an all-new, beautiful and intuitive guide to 364 herbs found in North American gardens, with almost 3,000 photographs, dynamic search functions, and more. The app is currently available on the Apple store.

The Garden for Wildlife program offers a range of options to help support local wildlife and to restore and reconnect America’s natural spaces. Opportunities to help wildlife include: Butterfly Heroes, Schoolyard Habitats, Eco Leaders Campus Wild, Sacred Grounds™ designation, Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, Community Wildlife Habitats, and The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

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