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Skunk by Rolland Gelly.

In the Wild, It’s Survival of the Trickiest

4/1/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Animals have some crazy tricks up their sleeves, and it’s all a matter of survival. Species must adapt special skills for protection and food, and in the process they often leave other animals completely fooled. That Stinks A few familiar […] Read more >

Frozen photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Panagiotis Laskarakis.

Signs You May be Trapped in the Eternal Winter from ‘Frozen’

3/25/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Like most of the nation, I’m smitten with the movie ‘Frozen’. I sing ‘Let it Go’ on my way to work, I want to build a snowman, and I’m pretty sure we’ve been cursed to an eternal winter here in […] Read more >

Pacific chorus frog by Dave Huth.

5 Frogs Coming to a Pond Near You

3/19/2014 // By Dani Tinker

The beginning of spring signals the return of frogs to local vernal pools, streams, and wetlands. Frogs are amphibians, which means “double life,” because they live part of their lives on land, and part of it in water. That means […] Read more >

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What’s Your Wildlife Personality?

3/6/2014 // By Dani Tinker

The National Wildlife Federation is taking time this month to recognize and celebrate our wonderfully diverse group of supporters. It’s your passion, knowledge and curiosity that makes you part of such a powerful force for America’s wildlife. Find out how […] Read more >

This photo of bald eagles was donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Myrna Erler-Bradshaw.

Bald Eagle Cam: Watch Decorah Eaglets Grow Up Live

2/24/2014 // By Dani Tinker

We are gearing up for a third year of bald eagle nest spying. The eagle cam, courtesy of the Raptor Resource Project, is a unique opportunity to witness bald eagle hatchlings grow up. Current Status Feb. 23, 2014: First egg laid […] Read more >

Bobcats fighting in a tree snag Photo by Rebecca Sabac

An Epic Battle of Two Bobcats in a Tree

2/20/2014 // By Dani Tinker

NWF supporter Rebecca Sabac had an incredible wildlife sighting recently. While driving down Highway 27 in the Everglades, something caught her attention. Up in a dead tree snag, about 30 feet high, sat a cat. With the kindest intentions, she […] Read more >

Osprey photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kim Taylor in Alexandrai, VA.

Is the Seahawk a Real Bird?

1/31/2014 // By Dani Tinker

My hometown is Portland, Oregon. We do not have a professional football team. I’ve always cheered for the Seahawks, but it took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out that they are real birds. Commonly known as ospreys, these […] Read more >

Snowy owl, like Hedwig, from National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest entrant Kim Leblanc.

How to Enjoy Owls in Winter (or Anytime)

1/29/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Owls have been in the spotlight recently, from the DC snowy owl to the Colbert Report. They are incredible and elusive creatures. Here are some ways you can experience and learn about owls first-hand this winter. Go on an owl […] Read more >

An example of what a nature journal can look like; but yours is all your own!

Pick Up a Pencil and Connect with Nature

1/17/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I’m an environmental education nerd, and frequently troll bookstores for new material. Earlier this month, I stumbled upon a book called The Southern Swamp Explorer. I instantly fell in love with the detailed information and its presentation. Naturally, I stalked the author and […] Read more >

Zen Grizzly Bear fishing for Salmon in Alaska by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Cesar Aristeiguieta

Our Most Popular Facebook Photos of 2013

12/26/2013 // By Dani Tinker

It’s no secret that photos are a critical part of communicating the beauty and importance of nature, and this pertains to National Wildlife Federation’s Facebook page as well. Within seconds, a photo can catch someone’s attention and evoke strong emotions. […] Read more >