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Power Plants: Why Keystone Natives Matter

  • Lisa Moore, Editorial Director
  • National Wildlife
  • Apr 01, 2022

On the cover: In Minnesota, a panicled aster provides pollen for a hairy-belted miner bee, one of 50 specialist bee species nurtured by American asters in the genus Symphyotrichum nationwide. Photo by Heather Holm.

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Unsung Heroes

  • Janet Marinelli
  • Conservation
  • April 1, 2022

The growers who run native plant nurseries are vital to wildlife gardening and to restoring lost hab...

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Power Plants

  • Laura Tangley
  • Conservation
  • April 1, 2022

All native species matter, but some natives—called keystone plants—support more wildlife than others

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Seeding a Tradition

  • Lisa Moore
  • Conservation
  • April 1, 2022

Gardeners share the joy of creating lush wildlife oases in their own backyards

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Silent Sparks

  • By Sara Lewis // Photographs by Radim Schreiber
  • Animals
  • April 1, 2022

A firefly expert shares her wisdom—and worries—about the insects

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News of the Wild

  • Mark Wexler
  • Animals
  • April 1, 2022

How habitats help diversity, hummingbirds' sense of smell and stopping the spread of invasive plants

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Bugs in the System

  • Laura Tangley
  • Invasive Species
  • February 4, 2022

Spotted lanternflies are eating their way across America

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Garden Champion

  • Julia Jeanty
  • Making A Difference
  • April 1, 2022

Growing community bonds, one tomato at a time

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A wildlife-friendly lawn?

  • Doreen Cubie
  • Garden for Wildlife
  • April 1, 2022

How you manage your lawn can make a real difference for wildlife

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Shared Memory: Garden Invitation

  • Laura Tangley
  • Gardening
  • April 1, 2022

Inaugurating a movement

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Gotcha!

  • Lisa Moore
  • Garden Photography
  • April 1, 2022

Garden photo contest winners

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Nature's Witness: Blissing Out

  • Photo by Julian Rad
  • PhotoZone
  • April 1, 2022

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Nature's Witness: Stately Fellow

  • Photo by Roger Brendhagen
  • PhotoZone
  • February 4, 2022

A bewhiskered seal has his portrait taken

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