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Abby Barber

As the National Wildlife Federation's blog administrator, Abby enjoys writing and learning about how we can help wildlife and our communities. If you have any relevant wildlife blog ideas, tweet them to her @BlueHenAbby14
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Waterways for Wildlife

Several National Wildlife Federation programs support the waterways and habitats in these important lands. Here are a few of our favorites: Supawna Meadows National Refuge The Supawna Meadows National Refuge …

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Follow the Fall Foliage

As always, a camping trip offers a great chance to spot wildlife, including some that may be preparing for winter as you’re out and about this fall. I’ve created a list of …

Bison in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Abby Barber/ NWF

Hear Wildlife Roar!

Depending where you are located, you’re more likely to hear the call of certain animals. Out west, for instance, you can find a wide array of wildlife whose calls make …

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Listen and Learn

Thanks to The Whizpops’ CD, Ranger Rick Trail Mix Volume 1, kids (and adults) can learn more about wildlife that need our help such as bison, monarchs, and pika. Along …

Debbie and Steve's backcountry campsite in the Eagletails. Photo by Debbie Anderson/ NWF

Useful Advice for Backcountry Campers

To get a better idea of what this is like, I asked a couple of experienced campers, Debbie Anderson and Steve LaRue, to share their insights about backcountry camping. They have camped …

Take some wild shots with these expert tips!

10 Tips To Improve Your Wildlife Photography

To build off this month’s Ranger Rick magazine article, “6 Tips for Wild Pics” by Clay Bolt, here are more expert tips from our professional photographer, Kristen Ferriere: Try photographing during the …

Get in the groove to camp this summer!

Wild Campfire Songs

Singing around the fire is a beloved pastime for many campers, and this year, we have some fun wildlife-themed music to add to the mix! In celebration of the Great …

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7 Facts About Sperm Whales

The National Wildlife Federation is working to permanently protect undisturbed deep ocean habitat off our Atlantic Coast to safeguard species like the endangered sperm whale. To better protect sperm whales, …

To ensure the health of prairie ecosystems, we need to restore wild bison.

Wildlife that Depend on Wild Bison

When bison roam the prairie, multiple species benefit in surprising ways. Learn about some of the species that are better off with bison: Prairie dogs When bison graze, they leave behind …

School of yellowfin tuna. Photo from National Undersea Research Program

Wild Friendships

Friends are beneficial for a multitude of reasons. For people, friends are helpful supporters and listeners, whereas for wildlife, “friends” are more like comrades, sometimes necessary for survival. As this …

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