Animal Jungle

As an Energy Conservation Measure in a Chemical Plant

In 1936 under Darling's urging, President Franklin Roosevelt invited thousands of sportsmen and conservationists representing hundreds of groups from garden clubs to hunters to the American Wildlife Conference. Darling understood that to effect change he needed to unite disparate organizations and speak with one voice. The NWF has its beginnings in this first unifying American Wildlife Conference. From its start, the NWF focused attention on conserving wildlife resources - the animals and their habitat. Throughout its history NWF has served as spokesperson and lobbyist for conservation efforts. NWF focused its and its members' attention on passage of key legislation such as the Dingall-Johnson Act, US Wilderness Act, Water Pollution Control Act, Endangered Species Conservation Act and dozens more. Today NWF lobbying efforts center on climate and clean energy initiatives, and NWF continues work to safeguard wildlife and habitat. From legislative work to donating land for bald eagle habitats, the NWF implements innovative solutions. National Wildlife, NWF's magazine, credits the organization's efforts to ban lead shot used in waterfowl hunting for preventing death from lead poisoning for millions of birds across 27 species. Current NWF efforts center on animals and habitat impacted by the Gulf oil spill, polar bears and other species adversely impacted by climate change, and eradication of invasive species like the Asian Carp that threaten indigenous species' survival. In addition to conservation, NWF expends enormous effort on outreach and education.

Plant Conservation Scotland

Flowers and fruit: The firethorn has creamy white flowers followed by thick clusters of berries throughout the fall season lasting into winter. The berries are loved by many birds, including bluebirds. Best varieties: The hardiest varieties include 'Rutgers" and 'Yukon Belle', a dwarf variety called 'Apache' only grows to 5 feet tall. USDA Zones: 5 or 6 to 9 The spicebush is not only for the birds, but a favorite shrub of butterflies. This early blooming deciduous shrub feeds several varieties of birds on the autumn berries. If you want to entice swallowtail butterflies, then this is a good plant to add to the butterfly garden as well.