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Which Backyard Wildlife Species Are You?

We all have a favorite backyard species, beautiful birds, butterflies, mammals or other wonderful creatures. What if they’re your favorite because they remind you of yourself? Find out which species …

Lemur photo by Clarice Chiquetto.

Lemurs: Big-eyed Wonders Threatened with Extinction

Tomorrow, the movie Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will open in IMAX 3D theaters. This is probably your best opportunity to see lemurs up-close, because the only place on Earth they live is Madagascar. Without …

Skunk by Rolland Gelly.

In the Wild, It’s Survival of the Trickiest

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 …

Frozen photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Panagiotis Laskarakis.

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

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 …

Wood frog by Dave Huth.

5 Frogs Coming to a Pond Near You

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 …

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What’s Your Wildlife Personality?

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 …

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Bald Eagle Cam: Watch Decorah Eaglets Grow Up Live

We are gearing up for another 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 …

Bobcats fighting in a tree snag Photo by Rebecca Sabac

An Epic Battle of Two Bobcats in a Tree

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 …

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

Is the Seahawk a Real Bird?

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 …

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

How to Enjoy Owls in Winter (or Anytime)

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 …

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