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David Mizejewski is a naturalist, author, blogger and national media personality with National Wildlife Federation. He interprets the natural world and teaches Americans about wildlife, how to help it, and how to connect with nature. David hosted and co-produced the Animal Planet TV series Backyard Habitat and regularly appears on The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Conan and many others. He is author of the award-winning book Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife and writes the blog Animal Oddities.
Ratibida columnifera, courtesy American Beauties.

Five Native Plants to Add to Your Garden

3/4/2014 // By David Mizejewski

Spring will be here before you know it. Gardeners everywhere are itching to get outside and start planting. As you’re planning your garden and waiting for the weather to warm up, consider including a few (more) native plants. They’re the […] Read more >

Patagonian cavy photo by Joachim S. Müller via Flickr Creative Commons.

Wildlife Olympians on Today Show

2/13/2014 // By David Mizejewski

The Olympics are here and with them, a celebration of the world’s best athletes.  In keeping with that theme, for my latest appearance on the Today Show I brought wild animals that are impressive athletes in the game of survival. […] Read more >

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Hire a Certified Wildlife Landscaping Professional

1/29/2014 // By David Mizejewski

Do you want to attract more birds, butterflies and other wildlife your garden, but don’t know where to start? National Wildlife Federation is excited to announce a brand new program designed to help you. Two of the biggest requests we’ve […] Read more >

Kathie Lee and Hoda and a wild turkey from NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski's latest Today Show appearance.

Attempted Turkey Escape Sends Today Show Hosts Ducking for Cover

11/25/2013 // By David Mizejewski

For my monthly appearance on the Today Show this November, I kept with the annual tradition of bringing on a wild turkey and other North American wildlife in celebration of one of our most American holidays, Thanksgiving. Here’s the segment. […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist brings a racccoon on the Today Show.

NWF Naturalist Teased on Today Show

9/16/2013 // By David Mizejewski

  As National Wildlife Federation’s naturalist and media personality,  I do a monthly appearance on the Today Show, usually during the 4th hour with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Each time, I bring a variety of animal ambassadors to help inspire […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist share a cane toad on NBC's Today Show.

Today Show: Wildlife of the Americas

8/12/2013 // By David Mizejewski

On my most recent appearance on The Today Show I brought on wildlife species form North and South America. These TV segments always go by too quickly, and I can never get in all the cool facts about the animals […] Read more >

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Kathie Lee and Hoda Campout on Today Show

6/20/2013 // By David Mizejewski

  The Great American Backyard Campout is this Saturday, June 22.  Families all across the country will head outside for a little old-fashioned camping fun (you can too – find out how right here). To get into the spirit, I […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski with an alligator, from the Today Show's Instagram page.

Today Show: Surprising “Backyard Wildlife”

5/1/2013 // By David Mizejewski

It’s Garden for Wildlife Month! In honor of this annual celebration of National Wildlife Federation’s 40-year-old Certified Wildlife Habitat program, I brought some “backyard wildlife” on my Today Show segment this week.  But these animals are definitely NOT the songbirds […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski introduces Kathie Lee and Hoda to a critically endangered black and white ruffed lemur.

NWF Celebrates Earth Day on Today Show

4/22/2013 // By David Mizejewski

Happy Earth Day! My monthly appearance on the Today Show fell on Earth Day this year, which was a nice coincidence given that wildlife conservation and protecting the planet were already on everyone’s mind. Below is the clip of the […] Read more >

Today Show host Hoda Kotb, NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski, and Actress Molly Ringwald celebrate National Wildlife Week

Molly Ringwald Celebrates National Wildlife Week on Today Show

3/22/2013 // By David Mizejewski

Actress Molly Ringwald guest-hosted the fourth hour of The Today Show this morning with Hoda Kotb. I grew up in the ’80s watching her in films such as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, so when I found out that […] Read more >