David Mizejewski

David Mizejewski

David Mizejewski is a naturalist, author, blogger, and national media personality with the National Wildlife Federation. He interprets the natural world and teaches Americans about wildlife, how to help it, and how to connect with nature. David has hosted television shows on NatGeo WILD and Animal Planet, and frequently appears on the Today Show, Conan, CNN, NPR and many other media outlets. He is author of the award-winning book "Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife."
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New Numbers Show Monarch Butterfly Populations Still in Trouble

The annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been released showing a 27 percent decrease from last year’s population. Populations of this once-common iconic black and …

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Four Ways to Provide Cover for Wildlife

Here are four different cover features that we offer via National Wildlife Catalog. I’ve personally reviewed each of these cover features to make sure the design is high quality. Even better, the proceeds from …

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Four Ways to Provide Water for Birds

Here are four different water features that we offer via National Wildlife Catalog. I’ve personally reviewed each of these water features to make sure the design is high quality. Even better, the proceeds from …

Photo by Laura Ravenhorst, National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant

Five Ways to Feed Birds

Birds don’t become dependent on feeders to survive (which is good news if you go on vacation of forget to fill the feeders) or lose their natural fear of people. …

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Saving Wildlife All Year Round

We save wildlife, every month, all year round. Together. Take a trip with us through the year to see how. And if you’re inspired to save wildlife too, become a …

Artist Wendy Pini has illustrated an exclusive print of P-22, the lonely mountain lion of Hollywood. Proceeds from sale of the print support the #SaveLACougars campaign.

Artist Supports Cougar Conservation With Exclusive Prints

Yet despite his remarkable journey, and his ability to adapt to a landscape dominated by humans, he still faces threats. He was recently sickened by rat poison and suffered from a bad case …

Certified Wildlife Habitat sign. Photo by Bernadette Banville

Why Should I Certify My Yard for Wildlife?

Your yard or garden can become a habitat for birds, butterflies and other local wildlife to enjoy right outside your window. If you provide the four components of habitat – …

Tourists stole a baby bison from the wild, which was then euthanized after its herd rejected it.

Misguided Tourists “Rescue” Bison Calf

As a wildlife conservation professional, when I see stories like this, my first reaction is to think, why would anyone think it’s ok to pick up a wild animal? Especially …

Monarch on swamp milkweed. Photo by Jim White

More of Your Wildlife Gardening Questions Answered

Why are native plants important? Native plants are the plant species naturally found in your region. Each region has its own unique plant communities that are adapted to the local soil types, …

An indigo bunting, northern cardinal, goldfinch and oriole visit a bird feeding station. Photo by Melissa Penta.

Answers to Your Wildlife Gardening Questions

Will birds starve if I don’t keep my feeders filled? Feeding birds is one of the most popular hobbies, but many people fear that once they start feeding, they can’t …

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