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Megan Blevins was part of NWF's Communications team, reporting on a variety of programs, including Kids and Nature, Climate and Energy, and Safeguarding Wildlife.
We didn't want to leave its beauty! PS41's green roof, September 2012.

Living Amongst Pavement No More: Where I Found A New York “Green Escape”

11/1/2012 // By Megan Blevins

I have been to New York City a handful of times during my life, and each time, I see The City That Never Sleeps in a different light. Recently, I traveled there to attend the opening of PS41 Greenwich Village School’s […] Read more >

And the Winner of the 2012 Garden for Wildlife Month Meme Contest is…

6/1/2012 // By Megan Blevins

Congratulations to Angie Scharnhorst! She is the winner of the 2012 Garden for Wildlife Month Meme contest! Angie submitted a very “foxy” meme that made the judges “frolic.” Winning Meme Till next time… Thanks to everyone who entered the contest– […] Read more >

My cherry tomatoes on May 30.  These are my pride and joy-- they're growing so well. I don't know why the one is so much bigger, but all three are healthy!

Tom Petty was Right… the Waiting Really is the Hardest Part: An Urban Garden Update

5/31/2012 // By Megan Blevins

In February, I conquered my fear of the gardening world, and began building my own urban garden. With Urban Organic Gardening expert Mike Lieberman at my side and encouraging me that “you don’t need a green thumb, just two opposable ones,” to […] Read more >

Goslings Meme_May is Garden for Wildlife Month_2012

“Hey Girl,” Goslings Celebrate Garden for Wildlife Month

5/3/2012 // By Megan Blevins

In the spirit of Garden for Wildlife Month here at the National Wildlife Federation, we couldn’t help but share some of our own wild animal babies that just hatched in our garden: goslings.  And what better way to share goslings […] Read more >

Join Us for the Launch of NWF’s Storytelling Video Diary Series

4/2/2012 // By Megan Blevins

When I was young, I was that kid who had a secret notebook and wrote down everything. Even at the age of 10, being a writer—being a storyteller—was all I ever wanted. I still believe in the power of sharing stories, […] Read more >

A Big Brown bat eating a meal worm. Photo credit: MABlevins, 2012

5 Need-to-Know FAQs for Seeing a Bat in the Daytime

3/28/2012 // By Megan Blevins

I’m convinced that bats are one of the most misunderstood creatures of our time. People either love them (“Oh, they’re so cute!”) or they fear them (“Oh, they have rabies!”), and I ran across an online post from my own DC neighborhood that […] Read more >

Homemade labels: old corks, Q-tips and paper. Make a slit in the cork on one side. Punch a whole in cork on the other side. Cut one end of the Q-tip off; put into hole. Tape paper onto Q-tip like a flag & write name on paper.

Take a “LEAP!” How to Build an Urban Garden—No Experience Necessary

2/29/2012 // By Megan Blevins

A Wildlife-Friendly DMV Garden Edition and Contest (see very bottom for details) Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife […] Read more >

Komodo Dragon

Chinese New Year: 3 Dragon Facts that Will Keep You Alive in the “Year of the Dragon”

1/23/2012 // By Megan Blevins

A Wildlife-Friendly DMV Special Edition Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring […] Read more >

An American Bald Eagle perched on a tree in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…” to see Bald Eagles and Wild Ponies

12/22/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring to life the stories of […] Read more >

Meet Calypso: a 450-pound green sea turtle who lives at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. MBlevins/NWF

Exploring the National Aquarium: How a 450-pound Green Sea Turtle Taught Me about the Chesapeake Bay

11/29/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring to life the stories of […] Read more >