David Mizejewski’s Archive

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

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 …

Migration Begins!

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 …

Firefly photographed by Radim Schreiber in Iowa.

Fireflies!

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 …

Part 2: 10 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay

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 …

Mosquitoes, Part 1

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 …

Baby Raccoons In NWF’s Backyard

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 …

Bald Birds

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 …

It’s Baby Bird Season

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 …

Moms Gone Wild!

Motherhood is a life-changing experience for humans and wildlife alike. Wildlife mothers devote precious resources to finding a mate, digging dens, building nests, giving birth and protecting and feeding their …

What the Easter Bunny was REALLY Doing

This past weekend the Easter Bunny made his rounds, leaving baskets filled with marshmallow peeps,  jellybean-filled plastic eggs, and chocolates made in his image.  But real rabbits and their cousins …

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