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Courtney Hyde is the Planned Giving Coordinator for NWF. She spends her days responding to planned giving inquiries, crafting newsletters and mailings, and generally providing support to the rest of the planned giving team. In her free time, Courtney enjoys baking, playing with her cat, and having adventures in the DC area.
Jackalope. Photo by Mark Freeman, Flickr Creative Commons

Five Wildlife-Centric Myths in the US

4/1/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

April Fool’s Day is upon us! Even wildlife are taking some time to celebrate by participating in animal trickery, so let’s join them in celebration: let’s talk cryptozoology. What is cryptozoology? It is the study of cryptids, which are mythological animals …

4 Animals You Didn’t Know Are Native to the US

3/10/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

I live in an apartment, so my life with wildlife is limited to spotting squirrels and the occasional bird in my shared backyard. But since it is National Wildlife Week here at National Wildlife Federation, let’s take a look at …

Sandhill Cranes (photo credit: Flickr user Tucker Hammerstrom)

6 Animals that Mate for Life

2/10/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

Valentine’s Day has arrived again! For some, this means the traditional sentimental card, flowers, and buying candy for our sweetheart. For others, it means railing against the greeting card holiday to end all greeting card holidays (and buying chocolate for …

Two-toed sloth in tree

5 Unexpected Animal Noises

2/9/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

For me, watching wildlife videos is a legitimate hobby and pastime. There is nothing quite like coming home after a long day of work and finding out how wildlife would save us all in the event of zombie apocalypse. But …

gummy shark turtle and penguin

Sweet Treats for Wildlife Lovers

1/9/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

Winter has arrived in full force across much of the United States. It’s cold, dark, and, by my estimate, miserable outside, so why not treat yourself to some candy? When the winter blues strike, not just any candy will do. …

Ocelot

Unlikely Wildlife Companions Throughout History

10/27/2014 // By Courtney Hyde

About a month ago, the small town of Thousand Oaks, California was haunted by the ghost of a cobra – an albino monacled cobra, to be specific. For four days, this snake, believed to be kept as a pet before …

Porcupine in Wyoming by Joan Saba.

5 Drama Queens of the Animal Kingdom

8/15/2014 // By Courtney Hyde

As anyone who has ever watched reality TV can attest, drama is a natural and inescapable part of life. Even wildlife isn’t safe from the siren song of melodrama. Here are five species that could star on the Real Housewives …

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