bluebird on oak

Ten Favorite Trees for Wildlife

[4/21/2015 // By Jane Kirchner]

It’s tree planting time and a chance to plant, restore and protect natives that provide wildlife habitat and nourish the natural world.  Here are ten of our favorite native trees and the benefits they provide for a whole host of […] Read more >

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Red knots feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. Photo by Greg Breese, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Saving the Beach to Save the Red Knot

[4/17/2015 // By Grant LaRouche]

For some, New Jersey is paved, industrial, and polluted, but for the rufa red knot, New Jersey is life or death. Each year the red knot makes an awe-inspiring migration of 9,000 miles from the Arctic to the southern tip […] Read more >

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Photo by Scott Landseidel

Finding a Fawn: What To Do

[4/15/2015 // By David Mizejewski]

Every springtime, the National Wildlife Federation gets numerous emails and phone calls from concerned people asking the following question: “I found an abandoned fawn! Where can I take it?” The answer is almost always the same: The fawn isn’t abandoned and […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Standing up for Wetlands, Streams & more!

[4/17/2015 // By Linda Argueta]

Wildlife like river otters depend on clean water and healthy rivers to live. Without clean water, we are putting countless river otters and other wildlife in danger. Right now, members of Congress need to hear your voice! Urge them to […] Read more >

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Offshore wind turbines (photo: London Array)

The Department of Energy’s New Vison on Wind Power

[4/2/2015 // By Jenny Rowland]

The future of the U.S. energy supply is looking blustery – and that’s a good thing! On March 12th, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report titled Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United […] Read more >

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Barred owl

National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

[3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak]

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  Their efforts have paid off — the city has now […] Read more >

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Otter Swimming with Plastic Bottle

A NYC Eco-Schools Teacher Helps Her Classroom Go Plastic-Free

[4/9/2015 // By Guest Author]

The environment did not start out as a curriculum objective. It happened as a result of the principal’s insistence on integrating current events into our lessons. Different themes and concerns arose with different groups of students. Whatever they were invested in […] Read more >

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International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, Portland Oregon. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr Creative Commons

Fun Parks to Visit in the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

[3/11/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Parks are great places to get outdoors and see wildlife, especially in cities. Whether a park is 100 acres or 4000 acres, wildlife is sure to be found in the trees, on the ground, in the water – all over! […] Read more >

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