For Wildlife

How to attract pollinators and provide food or habitat for wildlife in general.

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Restoring a Native Prairie

NASHVILLE, TN From the TV show Volunteer Gardener: “Join Julie Berbiglia as she walks through a native prairie full of grasses, flowers and wildlife and learns the seeding and maintenance needs.

Front Yard Habitat Garden

MARYLAND A front yard wildlife garden in Beltsville, MD in July 2013.  A refuge for declining pollinators. (With special thanks to Patricia Sutton and her valuable New Jersey Audubon Society recommended plants.)

From Lawn to Habitat Garden

TEMPLE, TEXAS An episode of Central Texas Gardener, the award-winning show on KLRU in Austin.  Browse the Central Texas Gardener Youtube Channel for dozens more excellent videos, including interviews, projects, and more gardens. In this episode of Central Texas Gardener: In Temple, Texas, Bell County Master Gardener Mary Lew Quesinberry and husband David wanted wildlife and low-water …Read more »

Why a Meadow?

From the WASHINGTON, D.C. area “Why a Meadow” is an excerpt from the video “Urban & Suburban Meadows”  by Catherine Zimmerman.

Wolf Trap’s Wildlife Garden

VIRGINIA Video by Catherine Zimmerman. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts creates a one acre, diverse, native meadow to foster environmentally responsible stewardship of the land. Watch the process, see the beauty and benefits! A Meadow Project production. Editing- Sandy Cannon Brown Videotakes 

How to Attract Butterflies

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN Curator of the Butterfly Pavilion at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo Dan Staehr talks about both host plants and nectar plants that attract butterflies. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.

A Garden for Wildlife

VASHON ISLAND, WASHINGTON From Fine Gardening Magazine, for readers everywhere. Sara Van Fleet of U. Washington Seattle shows and describes her gorgeous, wildlife-friendly garden near Seattle.

Go Wild, Go Native

MINNEAPOLIS, MN By the Nature Conservancy Get Wild, Go Native! Native gardening is good for our air, our water and us. Join our “Go Native” group to learn about all of the ways you can “Get Wild” in your life! Sign up at to receive monthly “Plant This, Not That” gardening tips and updates …Read more »

Zinnias to Support Pollinators

BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND Marcia van Horn shows and recommends these types of zinnias: State Fair California Giant Yellow Flame Profusion Lilliput Double-bloom or double-flowered zinnias should be avoided if you desire bees and butterflies.

Build a Butterfly Garden for Kids

MASSACHUSETTS From horticulturist Dave Epstein of Growing Wisdom. In this episode Dave and Growing Wisdom stop by Garden in the Woods to plant a butterfly garden with Scott and his daughter Lilly. Visit his Youtube Channel for lots more excellent videos.

Attracting Pollinators

MIDWEST By nationally known gardening expert, author & TV/radio host Melinda Myers, published January 20, 2016. Add a little extra color, motion and interest to your landscape by attracting birds and butterflies to the garden. Make sure your yard provides all the essentials – food, water, shelter and a place to raise young. And be sure to …Read more »