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Animal Trickery: It’s No April Fool’s Joke

3/29/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

April Fool’s Day marks a time when lies, trickery and deception are okay, even encouraged, provided they’re done harmlessly and in a spirit of fun. In the nonhuman world, however, trickery can be serious business, a way to live long and …

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Valentine’s Day: A Holiday for Real Animals

2/13/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Naturalist, writer and NWF Conservation Hall of Fame inductee Ernest Thompson Seton, whose animal tales were popular among a wide audience in the early 1900s, wrote in Wild Animals I Have Known, “Man has nothing that the animals have not at …

Meet Calypso: a 450-pound green sea turtle who lives at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. MBlevins/NWF

Exploring the National Aquarium: How a 450-pound Green Sea Turtle Taught Me about the Chesapeake Bay

11/29/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring to life the stories of …

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Wendy Williams says “How You Doin’?” to a Giant Toad

10/28/2011 // By David Mizejewski

One of the coolest parts of my job as National Wildlife Federation Naturalist and Media Personality is getting to do TV appearances with live animals to get people excited about the wonderful species that share this planet with us and …

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10 Amazing Slow-Motion Animal Videos

9/13/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Wildlife sightings are often fleeting, leaving you wishing for more. If only there was a way to slow down time, to fully take in the majesty of the moment. Thank goodness for YouTube! (Never thought I’d say that.) We’ve scoured …

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The Fascinating Things About Creatures That Swim

3/15/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

With the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “animals that move us,” we have dedicated Wednesday to take a closer look at swimming.  Wildlife species of all kinds swim, and many have their own unique styles, speeds and approaches. Among the …

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Home for the Holidays: The Wild Origins of Table Meat

12/16/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Most Americans are not likely to look for wildlife on their dinner tables, but in fact the echo of the wilderness—of wildlife and of wildlife habitat—is right there in most meals. That beef steak?  That Christmas ham?  That leg of …

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Fall Fun: Leaf Animals

10/27/2010 // By Kelly Senser

Clouds fill the sky, and raindrops fall. But there is sunshine in the autumn leaves—so brilliant against the gray background. I find myself reminiscing this day, recalling a damp afternoon last fall when my kids and I ventured outside. We …

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Kids and Nature: The Sweetness of Childhood

10/20/2010 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

As an editor at Ranger Rick, one of my favorite jobs is to prepare the column called “Ask Rick,” which appears frequently in the magazine.  It features questions sent to us by our readers, and our answers to these. Reading …

Animal House (& Senate): Watch NWF’s Climate Capsule

7/29/2010 // By Miles Grant

What can spider monkeys, peacocks, ostriches & sheep tell us about global warming & the climate debate on Capitol Hill? Watch the National Wildlife Federation’s Climate Capsule!

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