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Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis)

I want Bombus affinis in my garden

For the past three years, photographer Tony Ernst has seen rusty patched bumble bees in his garden, and every year he watches to see if they return. I’d like to …

mountains and healthy valley

President Obama’s Wildlife Conservation Wins

American presidents have incredible power to shape the conservation movement – from Theodore Roosevelt, who established the national parks system, to Richard Nixon, who created the Environmental Protection Agency. After …

moose in winter

Climate change, pollution and mining: Moose pay the price

If we need evidence that our changing climate, polluted waterways, and mining on public lands directly impacts wildlife, consider the plight of moose. The majestic animal is struggling with disease …

Bighorn sheep

12 Gifts You Gave to Wildlife This Year

This past year, thoughtful, generous, and passionate National Wildlife Federation supporters like you helped give countless wildlife the freedom to be wild and thrive. Thank you! Please enjoy reading about …

Stormy Skies in a Changing Climate

Increased Flooding According to the U.S. National Climate Assessment, the amount of rain falling in powerful downpour events has been significantly above average since 1991. Further, sea-level rise has worsened the …

Help Protect Mississippi River Wetlands for Great Egrets

The great egret is one of the more than 193 species of birds that depend on these vital floodplain wetlands for food and habitat to survive. A member of the …

Buttonbush. Photo: Dani Tinker.

For Wild Bees, these Native Plants are Superstars

The following are eleven native plants that are superstars in helping wild, native bees survive and thrive! Plant one in your area today: Baby Blue Eyes Baby blue eyes (Nemophila …

Meet A Few of Our Climate Guardians

The climate change story is often one of doom and gloom. There are countless examples of how our rapidly changing climate is impacting wildlife and habitat across the U.S., and …

Ready, Set, Go! Monarch Butterflies Racing South Ahead of Winter

Before the northern seasons turn, monarch butterflies across North America are already fluttering southward in a race against time. Weighing less than a cracker, a single butterfly may flap more …

Wildfire: Climate Change in California

In 2015, more than 2,500 structures were burned in the Valley and Butte wildfires alone. Since 1970, wildfires have burned more than twice the area as expected, and fire season …

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