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GUEST POST: An Amphibian Filled Field Trip

3/23/2012 // By NWF

Liam McGranaghan teaches Environmental Science at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia. He also teaches natural history field study classes on Birds of Prey and Reptiles/Amphibians for Audubon Naturalist Society cosponsored by the Graduate School in Washington D.C. He is …

A Nine-banded armadillo. Photo courtesy USFWS.

Falling in Love With the Nine-Banded Armadillo

3/22/2012 // By NWF

Margaret Redman is a Graduate Fellow conducting research on Schoolyard Habitats and outdoor classrooms for the Education Department of National Wildlife Federation. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. When I …

Wildlife Week: Is There Still Hope for Sharks?

3/21/2012 // By NWF

Andy Dehart is the Director of Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. An advisor to the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, Dehart has been studying and working with sharks for more than 20 years. NWF is …

Comparison of fish at the same age, reared in the main river channel (left) and reared in the floodplain (right). Source: Jeffres et al., 2008

Puget Sound’s Vanishing Salmon

3/20/2012 // By NWF

In the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with the kinds of surroundings that most people just read about in the glossy pages of magazines. Accordingly, we want to build homes and businesses as close to that natural beauty as we can get – often, in floodplains. Unfortunately, in doing so, we destroy the natural systems that sustain this essential ecosystem.


The Slow Revival of America’s Grizzlies

3/19/2012 // By NWF

During the winter of 1804-05, when they were camped for the season in North Dakota, the Lewis and Clark Expedition heard the Mandan Indians speak of a fearsome great “white” bear that they’d encounter further west. Sure enough, the following year they became the first non-indigenous Americans to encounter grizzly bears.

George Gay, from National Wildlife Federation's Northeast Climate Change Program

From Father to Son, a Love of Conservation

3/9/2012 // By NWF

A love of conservation is passed down through the generations in this story of fathers and sons.

Scranton Rally - Ed Perry

Guest Post: Pennsylvanians Don’t Have a Friend in Senator Toomey

3/7/2012 // By NWF

Ed Perry is an aquatic biologist who retired in 2002 after a 30-year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where he supervised the section responsible for protecting streams and wetlands. Since 2007, has traveled across Pennsylvania as an …

Early budding trees are confused by the weather. via Nathan Walls/Flickr

GUEST POST: Making a Mild Winter Count

3/7/2012 // By NWF

Kimberly Burger Capozzi is a mom and freelance writer based outside Pittsburgh, PA. She has written about parenting issues, wind power and military spending programs, and chronicles her family’s efforts to cook wholesome meals at www.chefzi.blogspot.com. It doesn’t feel like …

An iceless lake in Bare Brook State Park

Guest Post: A Bare Bear Brook Park

2/28/2012 // By NWF

Eric Orff is a wildlife biologist. He retired from New Hampshire Fish and Game in 2007 after a 31 year career as a biologist. He currently is a consultant to the National Wildlife Federation and is the Merrimack County Fish …

Mid-Week Refresh: Kristen Bell’s Sloth Meltdown

2/2/2012 // By NWF

Ranger Rick magazine just published an adorable — and informative — article about the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. It was published at a time when sloths are enjoying quite a bit of fame. For example, we love this video …