Guest Author’s Archive

Surprising Similarities: What’s Going on in YOUR Backyard?

By Kim Kurki, author of World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide Did you ever think of hummingbirds and woodpeckers as similar? Until recently, I didn’t. Where I live in Eastern …

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Treasure Trove of Pacific Wildlife Need Your Support for Expanded Marine National Monument

It isn’t often that you get to mention four previous Presidents—Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush—in the same breath as our current President, Barack Obama.  But …

Camping, Community, Fun!

By Elayne Elliott The NWF Atlanta office celebrated Great Outdoors Month by hosting its 4th annual Great American Backyard Campout at the Outdoor Activity Center in Southwest Atlanta with help from …

Native Americans Opposition to Coal Exports Helps Wildlife

Something has changed in the fight against coal exports. It’s not that all of a sudden Native Americans are raising their voices in opposition to coal. What’s new is that …

Smart Renewable Energy on Public Lands

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman Earlier this month, the EPA issued guidelines which would reduce coal generated power in each state by 6 percent over the next 15 years. This …

Portraits of the Real Wyoming

Guest Post by 2013 NWF Fellow, Evan Reimondo Last spring, I was honored to be designated a 2013 Emerging Leader Fellow by the National Wildlife Federation. I don’t know whether …

Machias Seal Island Puffin

The Puffins of Machias Seal Island

Opening the small window of the duck blind on Machias Seal Island (off the coast of Maine) to observe the puffins was exhilarating. For the next 45 minutes, I was …

Not Just the Birds and Bees – 6 Fast Facts About Pollinating Bats

By Micaela Jemison The birds and the bees may rule the daytime, but as soon as the sun sets, it is the bats that get to work pollinating.  Worldwide, over 500 …

Bryant University Student Brings Solar Energy to Campus

Guest post by Jessica May Vickers Almost fifteen months ago I felt both excitement and trepidation when I received the news that my application for No Light Left Behind, a …

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Alaska Salmon Cry for Help! (If They Could Talk)

As I write this, tens of millions of salmon are beginning to return to the streams, rivers and headwaters of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve in Alaska.  They are in …

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