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Fall Swarming Insects

10/7/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Fall is here!  October is the season of warm days, cool nights and beautiful foliage.  It’s also the time of year that many insect species begin to seek shelter from the oncoming cold.  These insects normally find such shelter in […] Read more >

Help NWF and get your video on YouTube’s homepage

10/5/2009 // By David Mizejewski

LOVE wildlife, animals and nature? We do too!  National Wildlife Federation's mission, simply put, is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. This month YouTube has teamed up with actor Ben Stein to help animals. We need […] Read more >

Invasive Species Like Starlings Cost U.S. Billions – Fox News Interview

9/9/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Starlings and other invasive exotic species can be more than just an annoyance.  They out-compete native wildlife, cause significant agricultural damage, threaten public safety and ultimately have an enormous economic impact.  We currently spend $100 billion a year to control […] Read more >

Migration Begins!

8/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of seasons is an important influence on animal behavior. Whether it’s the […] Read more >

Fireflies!

7/31/2009 // By David Mizejewski

The weather’s warm and the kids are on summer vacation, which means it’s the perfect time to get outside and encounter the insect icon of summertime: the firefly. Did you know? •    Fireflies are actually beetles, not flies.  Lightning bug, […] Read more >

Part 2: 10 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay

7/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Read Part 1 here… Remove unnecessary standing water around your home. Typical hot-beds for mosquito reproduction are clogged gutters, flower-pot drainage dishes, children’s play equipment, tarps and any debris that can hold water. Share this advice with your neighbors. Mosquitoes […] Read more >

Mosquitoes, Part 1

7/22/2009 // By David Mizejewski

It’s Mosquito Time! Summer is the prime time for one of our least favorite insects: mosquitoes.  With the wet spring and early summer in many parts of the country, mosquito numbers are likely to be high this year. Life Cycle […] Read more >

Baby Raccoons In NWF’s Backyard

7/1/2009 // By David Mizejewski

This morning at NWF’s headquarters in Virginia, a raccoon mom and her two babies were spotted in the enormous dead standing tree (called a snag) on the edge of the woods behind our building. The snag used to be a […] Read more >

Bald Birds

6/9/2009 // By David Mizejewski

At this time of year, you might start seeing something strange at your bird feeder: bald birds.  Blue jays and cardinals are the most commonly reported bald birds, but it can happen to any number of common backyard species. Ornithologists […] Read more >

It’s Baby Bird Season

6/1/2009 // By David Mizejewski

I was reminded this week that we are in the thick of baby bird season. I was heading out to run some errands a few nights ago and as I was getting into my car I spotted movement across the street.  It […] Read more >