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For Beginners: Four Can’t-Miss Ways to Attract Birds to Your Yard or Deck

1/22/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Sometimes those who would like to attract birds to their home will ask if there are any special “tricks” to success other than putting out a bird feeder or bird bath. The quick answer is yes! Here are four proven ways […] Read more >


Five Tips for Fun and Easy Backyard and Balcony Birding

1/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

People will sometimes put out a bird feeder and a bird bath and almost immediately see a variety of feathered friends arrive.  In time, many of these birds will seem familiar because of their color, size or distinctive shapes.  You […] Read more >

Wildlife CSI: The Feds Investigating the “Aflockalypse” Blackbird Deaths.

1/8/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

In the face of all the recent bird and fish kills in the U.S. and abroad, we thought it might be interesting to learn more about the federal office that investigates bird, fish and other wildlife kills in the United […] Read more >

The Five Reasons Parents Should be Demanding a Greener Education for Their Children

1/8/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Environmental education in its many forms — nature lessons, energy awareness, water conservation, recycling, field trips and community service projects — has been popular over many years in the U.S.  But, in 90% of U.S. schools, it has failed to […] Read more >


Tired of Arguing With Climate Change Skeptics? Describe the Company You Keep!

1/2/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

If you have ever become exhausted trying to convince a self-professed climate change “skeptic” that global warming is real, then you know how little the true science seems to matter in such discussions.  Regardless of what scientific information or experts […] Read more >

Ten Simple Tips for Successful Winter Bird Feeding

12/22/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

If your community gets consistently cold (below freezing) in the winter or has extended periods of snow and ice on the ground, you may be surprised to learn what a huge difference you can make by feeding wild birds right […] Read more >

Reindeer: Twelve Fascinating Facts About These Amazing Creatures

12/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Reindeer are prominent in our holiday music and images.  They pull Santa’s sleigh, have red noses, have names, and fly.  But how much do you really know about this northernmost deer species? Here are 12 fascinating facts you can use […] Read more >

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

12/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering and even inspiring. 1. The Great Gulf Turtle Rescue In April we saw the beginning of the BP […] Read more >

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife News Roundup for November 30th, 2010

11/30/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Today’s news has species updates, Interior Department activities, wolves, seals, detectives and a cool wildlife bridge:   Canada’s new species-at-risk report card shows little progress: Plans for the reintroduction of elk to southern Missouri: Interior Department completes a new […] Read more >

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife News Roundup for November 29th, 2010:

11/29/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Endangered species are prominent in the news today along with a unique backyard wildlife study and a “hairy enigma.”   See below:   Aboriginal knowledge will help to save the world’s caribou: Complicated: salmon are endangered in some areas even though […] Read more >