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August, 2017
In this issue:
Control methods for invasive plants, removing pavement, protecting streams, how to gift your habitat when you move.
**Note that the link to the control methods for invasive plants article was broken in two places, this is the correct link.

July, 2017
In this issue:
Community mapping in Washington, controlling invasive plants, tick ecology, and tick management.

June, 2017
In this issue:
National Pollinator Week, camera traps in citizen science, a new featured site, healthy air in Los Angeles, and water management in Puget Sound.

May, 2017
In this issue:
Encouraging migrating insects, using our planning tool, habitat feature placement, and a new citizen-science project.

April, 2017
In this issue:
Bee wildflower seed mixes, understanding invasive plants, using a planting palette, and a new featured site.

March, 2017
In this issue:
A new featured site, ecoregions vs. plant hardiness zones, and honeybee how-to tips.

February, 2017
In this issue:
We need a programmer, the benefits of winter berries, getting to know your neighbors, and join the Great Backyard Bird Count.

January, 2017
In this issue:
Alternatives to insecticides, native seeds, bat houses, and Alaska & Hawaii ecoregions.

December, 2016
In this issue:
Better to purchase a fake or real Christmas tree, build a catio for your indoor cat, and turning old farmland in great wildlife habitat.

November, 2016
In this issue:
Reground yourself in local action, learn about wild shorelines, a new featured site, native trees/shrubs, and more.

October, 2016
In this issue:
Introducing our new Planning Tool! Plus, more great Habitat Network articles–the importance of logs, managing for water…

September, 2016
In this issue:
Native flowerbeds, irrigation, featured site, new objects and habitat, and photography tips.
** Irrigation link is broken in enews, please click here to read this content

August, 2016
In this issue:
Featured site, plant id, edible gardens, lawn mowers.

July, 2016
In this issue:
Habitat Network, Email Series, Nesting Materials, Snags, and Sun Perches.

June, 2016
In this issue:
New photo gallery, A Name Change and New Partnership, Herbicides, Mosquitoes, Bluebirds, Featured Site, and Tutorial.

April, 2016
In this issue:
Window strikes, Hibernaculum, Featured Site, Objects, YardMap 101, Fens, and FREE Curriculum.

Early Spring, 2016
In this issue:
We Love Photographers, FeederWatch, Nest boxes, Photo Upload, Bogs, Bird Profiles in Houzz.

January, 2016
In this issue:
Habitat Features: Mud and Evergreens, What Size Lawn Should You Have?, Expert YardMapper Story.

December, 2015
In this issue:
Native Lawns, Habitat Feature:Milkweed, 10,000 Facebook Likes, Xeriscaping, Christmas Trees in brushpiles, Beavers, App Updates.

November, 2015
In this issue:
Bees Use Drugs?, Mapping Mistakes, Mapping Details, Rain Barrels, Featured Site in McHenry Illinois and Meet the YardMap Staff.

October, 2015
In this issue:
Best Fruit Producing Trees by Region, Connected Yards, Design Questions Answered, Vernal Pools, Bird Articles in House, New Featured Site in Vermont

New eNews Design, September 2015
In this issue:
Encouraging Beneficial Insects Pays Off, An Introduction to Habitat Connectivity, Pollinator Gardening Introduction, Making Messy Look Good, New Featured Site: Oakes Farms, Bledsoe, Tennessee

Nesting Season for the American Goldfinch: August 2015
In this issue:
Though spring has passed, and summer is winding down, many American Goldfinches are still busy nesting. Explore this eNews to learn more about their late-season nesting behavior and what you can do to support fledglings. Or, which plant native grasses to plant that provide excellent habitat.

Interdependence: Plants, Insects & Birds: July 2015
In this issue:
Native plants are essential to creating habitat for wildlife as they are the ecological foundation for supporting interdependent relationships. Learn more about native caterpillars and their host plants as well as preview our new Learn Pages.

Land Management Tips: June 2015
In this issue:
Does my modest yard of native plants actually help to protect birds and wildlife? An answer to this question, an exemplary YardMap, and an invitation from us to help you maximize your map’s potential all in one June eNews.

YardMap Grows Internationally: May 2015
In this issue:
YardMap is deepening its influence in Canada through a partnership with Nature Canada. Learn about how maple syrup operations are beneficial to birds and see an exemplary featured site at a nature conservation center in Canada.

Spring Nesting Tips: April 2015
In this issue:
Supporting birds during nesting season is rewarding and fun. Learn the best materials to provide and the interesting ways birds utilize them in construction. YardMap Turns 3 Years Old–Explore Our Data Visualization.

Spring Migration: March 2015
In this issue:
Spring is underway and migrants are heading north. Here are some tips on how to prepare for and support them. Also, ideas on native seeds to plant, catios for your cat(s) and an update on neonicotinoid impacts on native bees.

Mid-Winter 2015
In this issue:
Native bees are an essential part of healthy ecosystems and signs are pointing to their decline. Learn more about what you can do to support them in your backyard and find national resources on setting up an apiary. Featured site in St. Claire, IL.

Early Winter 2015
In this issue:
Birds have amazing adaptations to survive the winter and explore how you can incorporate “The Story of Stories” in your yard to enhance bird habitat. Featured site in Kane, IL.

Special 2014 Holiday Edition
In this issue:
Learn how urban green spaces are essential to our human experience. Creative homemade holiday gifts for birders and gardeners. Featured site in Middlesex, MA.

Late Fall 2014
In this issue:
School gardens can be powerful learning laboratories, learn how to create one by exploring our new Cultivating Community page. Read the Citizen Science Blog and see the new featured site in Skagit, WA.

Early Fall 2014
In this issue:
Before putting your garden to bed for the winter, consider the impacts to wildlife. Also, review the “State of the Birds Report 2014” and see a great featured site in Berwyn, PA.

Late Summer 2014
In this issue:
Ideas for gardening for wildlife while keeping your neighbors happy. Plus, a new interactive feature to learn about the types of fruit-berrying plants suited to your region for attracting birds.

Early Summer 2014
In this issue:
Explore YardWorks, a collaboration with YardMap and Cornell University’s Landscape Architecture Program. Also, learn how to quickly create gardens by smothering your lawn with mulch.

Late Spring 2014
In this issue:
Learn how to create pollinator habitat, see the winning photo from the Make My Backyard Birdier photo contest, and check out the newest featured site

Early Spring 2014
In this issue:
Find your new plant hardiness zone and prevent window collisions

Late Winter 2014
In this issue:
Tips for controlling invasive plants, YardMap celebrates its second birthday, and meet our newest staff member

November 2013
In this issue:
Check out the new YardMap release, enter the BirdSpotter photo contest, and learn what Yellow Warblers like to eat.

September 2013
In this issue:
Grow native plants from seed, count winter birds for science, and read The State of the Birds report.

August 2013
In this issue:
New research is taking shape in YardMap, Wisconsin boasts a new featured site, and how to avoid West Nile virus in your yard.

July 2013
In this issue:
YardMap gets an upgrade, a mapper is honored at the White House, and we’re 5,000 maps strong and counting.

May 2013
In this issue:
The value of small green spaces for birds, a peek at our new featured site in California, and YardMap makes some new Friends.

April 2013
In this issue:
Kicking the lawn habit, a new featured site, and YardMap turns one.

March 2013
In this issue:
In the shadows of giants, March Migration Madness, and new Plant of the Week challenge.

January & February 2013
In this issue:
Our new featured site is to be the focus of a feature film, plus how to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count.

November & December 2012
In this issue:
Give birds a warm welcome, new Kitty Cams research results, and a free gift just for you.

October 2012
In this issue:
Know your mast, browse your options, and share your fall berries

September 2012
In this issue:
Fall gardening for birds, fresh website updates, and a delicious new challenge.

August 2012
In this issue:
Guidelines for a complete yardmap, our new Challenges blog, plus a new featured site.