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Woolly Bears as Winter Predictors?

10/21/2009 // By David Mizejewski

A telltale sign of autumn is the appearance of woolly bear caterpillars moving across backyards, sidewalks and roads. These fat, furry caterpillars are looking for safe places to spend the winter. They spend the cold months dormant under decaying logs and fallen […] Read more >

Last Chance to Submit Video to YouTube’s Video Volunteer Contest

10/20/2009 // By David Mizejewski

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Post your Wildlife Videos to YouTube

10/13/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Don't forget to submit your wildlife videos to YouTube's Video Volunteer Project on behalf of National Wildlife Federation.  The deadline is October 22.  Click here for all the details, and check out this video. Read more >

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 >

Firefly photographed by Radim Schreiber in Iowa.

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, their […] 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 >