Go Batty!

Posted in: Madison Park


Did you know bats are a great help around the garden? They eat pest insects and even pollinate flowers.

A single bat can eat hundreds of moths, beetles, or mosquitoes in an hour. In doing so, a healthy bat population can keep insects from becoming pests in your yard and garden. Attract these pest-eating creatures to your yard by creating a bat friendly Certified Wildlife Habitat®.

  • Avoid Insecticides—Bats eat the insects targeted by insecticides and can be harmed from ingesting these poisons.
  • Save Trees—Bats roost in branches and in tree cavities. Keep as many mature trees as well as old or dead trees in your yard as possible. Plant new trees to provide future bat habitat.
  • Provide a Home—Set up a bat house to give them a place to sleep during the day in your yard. Place it at least 12 feet from the ground on the side of your house or a pole. Keep in mind, it may take a few years for bats to find it!

When you certify your yard, you’ll join over 253,000 gardeners across America who provide safe places for wildlife like birds to thrive.

Certify your garden today!

Thank you for all you do for wildlife.


David Mizejewski
NWF Naturalist

P.S. Your $20 application fee will help further protect and restore key habitat for bees, butterflies, birds, amphibians, and other wildlife nationwide.

Benefits of Certification

Tan crossbody bag

- The National Wildlife Federation crossbody bag, our FREE gift to you!*
- Personalized Certified Wildlife Habitat
- One year membership to NWF**
- One year subscription to National Wildlife magazine
- Monthly Garden for Wildlife e-newsletter
- 10% off the NWF catalog

Yard Sign

Certified Wildlife Habitat® Plaque
Once you are certified, help neighbors (and wildlife!) easily recognize your yard as animal-friendly with this stylish sign.

Made from rust-free recycled cast aluminum, this durable 8"x14" sign is available for wall ($89) or lawn mounting ($99). When you certify, select the lawn or wall plaque bundle at checkout.

*While supplies last. Substitutions may apply. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
**Excludes Schoolyard Habitat certifications.


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