National Wildlife Federation 4/28/24

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Wildlife Online


We’re excited to bring you this spring edition of Wildlife Online. As the weather becomes warmer, folks are tending to their gardens and lawns. With “No-Mow May” approaching, read how you can easily replace your lawn with native species and make a lasting impact for wildlife.

In addition, we’ve got some fascinating updates about the fight to remove excess carbon emissions from the air, charting a path forward for climate, and a recap of the recent solar eclipse!

Lastly, April is historically an important month to highlight conservation and remind us of the wonders of this planet. In celebration of Earth and Arbor Day, for every $10 you give, we will plant one native tree as part of our Trees for Wildlife program.

Thank you for your continued support,
The National Wildlife Federation Membership Team

Grow Beyond No Mow May: Options for Reducing Your Lawn

Grow Beyond No Mow May: Options for Reducing Your Lawn

No-Mow May is a trend that has been gaining steam among gardeners, encouraging those with lawn space to opt for low or no-mowing practices throughout the month. Unfortunately, most lawns are comprised only of non-native turf grasses which provide very little benefit to wildlife. To really make an impact, we recommend focusing on growing native species instead of lawns.

Read more: An easy guide for replacing your lawn with native species.

For more lawn articles, be sure to read…

Removing Carbon Emissions from the Air

Removing Carbon Emissions from the Air

With natural carbon sinks like forests and oceans overwhelmed, excess emissions have built up in the atmosphere and are warming the planet. To combat climate change, we’ll need to use every solution at our disposal. One that the U.S. has invested billions in is Direct Air Capture (DAC). Learn how this technology separates carbon dioxide from the air and may even be carbonating your soda!

Read now.

Get Outdoors and Pick Up Trash to Help the Planet!
Charting the Way Forward on Climate

Charting the Way Forward on Climate

When thinking about all the change that needs to happen in order to have a clean, carbon-free transportation system and economy, it can be hard to imagine just what that might look like. The growing ubiquity of solar panels on rooftops, wind turbines on hilltops or in open fields, and electric cars on the road helps introduce us to aspects of that future. But these just scratch the surface of the transformation that needs to happen to truly reduce emissions and stop the pollution that is overheating our planet.

Read more.

Don’t miss…

The Solar Eclipse and Wildlife

The Solar Eclipse and Wildlife

Were you lucky enough to catch the eclipse earlier this month? Eclipses, one of nature’s most unusual and dramatic phenomena, have well-documented effects on animal behavior. For example: a 2017 study at a South Carolina zoo—located in the path of totality of an eclipse that year—found that 75 percent of observed animals changed their behavior during the event.

But why? Read now to learn everything about this year’s eclipse.

What Time is it? Green Hour™?¸?: Plant May Flowers!

What Time is it? Green Hour™?¸?: Plant May Flowers!

April showers will have May blooming with opportunities to add color to your garden! Spend a Green Hour™?¸? with the family planting native flowers. From backyard to balcony, explore tips to kickstart your garden journey. Powered by @LLBean.

Read more.

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