Backyard Wildlife

The Best Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeders and 12 Tips That Work

Let's be honest: there's no such thing as completely squirrel-proof bird feeders. But you can cut down on squirrels' visits by trying these feeders and tips.

Enjoy the Backyard Benefits of a Moon Garden

Learn what to plant for nighttime beauty and why a moon garden is so beneficial for pollinators such as moths,...

How to Deter Groundhogs (and Keep Them Out of Your Garden)

Groundhogs can be destructive backyard pests that devour your plants. Follow a garden expert's advice to learn how to deter...

How to Keep Squirrels From Digging Up Flower Pots and Bulbs

Squirrels can do damage in the garden. Get expert advice to keep squirrels out of flower pots and stop them...

Backyard Citizen Science Projects for Nature Lovers

Explore your landscape like never before with citizen science projects that will help researchers learn more about nature.

8 Surprising Snail Facts You Should Know

Learn about these hard-shelled critters with our collection of snail facts. Discover how snails eat, where they get their shells...

5 Types of Squirrels and How to Tell Them Apart

Look for these clues to tell different types of squirrels apart, and learn more about squirrels' quirky habits and where...

Expert Garden Advice on Rabbit Resistant Flowers

Bunnies eating all of your blooms? Here's an expert's advice for the best rabbit resistant flowers and rabbit repellents.

Create the Ultimate Backyard Wildlife and Bird Habitat

Building a good backyard bird habitat doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are tips to help create an...

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8 Nutty and Fun Facts About Squirrels

Learn about the bushy-tailed critters in your backyard. These fun facts about squirrels will make you love these furry animals...

Winter Wildlife: Animals That Hibernate in Your Yard

Learn about animals that hibernate in your backyard and their winter habits. Find out how raccoons, chipmunks, groundhogs, bats, frogs...

Why Garden Toads are Valuable in the Backyard

Learn more about garden toads, what toads eat, how to attract them, and why these amphibians are beneficial backyard guests.

Tips for Deer Resistant Plants and Deer Deterrents

Deer may be adorable, but they can seriously damage your garden. Follow this advice to deter deer. Plus, find deer-resistant...

9 Features to Look for in a Bat House

It’s easier and more beneficial to host bats in the backyard than you may think. Just look for these attributes...

Toads vs Frogs: How to Spot the Differences

Frogs and toads are commonly spotted in gardens and backyards. Follow these key clues to spot the differences between toads...

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13 Funny Squirrel Pictures You Need to See

Squirrels can be a pain, but they're also pretty darn cute, too. Check out these funny squirrel pictures and enjoy...

What to Feed Squirrels (and How to Peacefully Co-Exist)

Learn what to feed squirrels, along with seven helpful tips to help you live in harmony with these furry backyard...

5 Deer-Resistant Bulbs for Spring Blooms

Tired of watching your tulips come up in spring, only to be eaten back down to the ground? Plant these...

How to Preserve a Pumpkin the Right Way

Keep the spooky spirit going all October long.

How to Recycle Pumpkins for Birds and Wildlife

Repurpose your leftover Halloween pumpkins to benefit backyard wildlife such as birds, butterflies, deer and more.

Nature Connects Exhibit Offers LEGO Hummingbird, Butterfly, and More

Sean Kenney's amazing LEGO sculptures have to be seen to be believed. Learn more about the Nature Connects exhibit touring...

How to Spot Common Winter Wildlife

Be on the lookout for these cold-weather guests this season.

Animal Hibernation: A Long Winter’s Nap

Wildlife nestle in for the season during hibernation, a cold-weather survival tactic.

Top 5 Benefits of Bats

These are my top 5 benefits of bats just in time for Halloween.