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Mid-Week Refresh: Otters Chasing a Butterfly

1/19/2012 // By NWF

Really, the title of this post says it all. We’ve gone otter-ly crazy lately at NWF, but who can blame us? If you need some more animal cuteness this week, meet Winkelhimer, the painting squirrel. Or watch this crow snowboarding. […] Read more >

Family of red squirrels by Lori Deiter

Wildlife Inspiration: 5 Adorable Baby Animal Photos

1/3/2012 // By NWF

At National Wildlife Federation, we take seriously our mission to inspire Americans to protect wildlife. Sometimes that’s as simple as sharing the beauty of wild animal and wild places through photography. We hope these images — in the middle of […] Read more >

Fishing the Penobscot

Guest Post: Sportsman Grateful to EPA for Reducing Mercury Pollution

12/23/2011 // 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 […] Read more >

kids playing in leaves.

Observations from a Camp Counselor: Kids Need Natural Play

12/20/2011 // By NWF

Maddie Caldwell is an education intern at the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center and a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Environmental Science with a specialization in sustainable development and environmental stewardship. She developed a passion […] Read more >

(flickr | currybet)

Guest Post: Middle School Students Work to Ban the Plastic Bag

12/19/2011 // By NWF

Mike Garguilo is a passionate middle school science teacher in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He is the host of the Environmental Action Club which received the award for the environmental club of the year in Westchester County and co-writer of the […] Read more >

Exploring Nature’s Bounty on the Oregon Coast

12/15/2011 // By NWF

Haley Harguth is an intern at the NWF Pacific Regional Center in Seattle. She joined the team in 2010 and assists our regional environmental policy projects. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she tries to get her regular fix of […] Read more >

Interview with “Father” of Iowa Eagle Nest Cam

12/13/2011 // By NWF

Clint Henderson is an advocate of wildlife preservation and all things nature.  He is a freelance writer out of Ft. Worth, Texas and received his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. I recently had the […] Read more >

7 Jaw-Dropping Facts About What Snakes Really Eat

12/13/2011 // By NWF

If you’ve played our irresistibly silly mobile app for 2 to 5 year olds, What Did Snakey Eat?, you know that kids get to help Sammy the Skunk figure out what his friend Snakey ate by matching the shape in Snakey’s belly to […] Read more >

Impassioned Youth Speak Out as Climate Change Negotiations Stall

12/12/2011 // By NWF

Kate Catlin, a native of the Seattle area, has been selected as a member of the United States Youth Delegation to the United Nations climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa from Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2011. A junior at Gonzaga University […] Read more >

Trash sorting at school (photo by Ann Sussman)

Guest Post: Eye on the Green Flag, Massachusetts Eco-School Holds a Trash Audit Party

12/7/2011 // By NWF

Kate Crosby serves as the Energy Advisor for the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District and the Acton Public Schools in Acton, MA. She will be presenting at the National Green Schools Conference on energy conservation in K-12 schools in February 2012, […] Read more >