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An American Bald Eagle perched on a tree in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…” to see Bald Eagles and Wild Ponies

12/22/2011 // 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 …

Interview with “Father” of Iowa Eagle Nest Cam

12/13/2011 // By NWF

Clint Henderson is an advocate of wildlife preservation and all things nature.  He is a freelance writer out of Ft. Worth, Texas and received his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. I recently had the …

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C Moerk

Oiled Bald Eagle Among Yellowstone River Oil Spill Victims

7/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

As fish show signs of stress, a live oiled bald eagle has been spotted in Montana’s Yellowstone River oil spill zone, along with a dead owl and several dead ducks covered in oil.

The kids learning how to plant trees.

Why Kids Explore Nature Better than We Do

6/13/2011 // By Dani Tinker

Growing up I was under the impression that I was the best bug catcher at least in the U.S., and probably the world. I spent hours out in the backyard collecting potato bugs and other crawlies. I dabbled in fort …

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C Moerk

Save State and Tribal Wildlife Grants!

4/5/2011 // By Helen Chmura

  When I think of conservation successes, I think of the bald eagle.  While the Endangered Species Act was critical for the eagle’s recovery, we also need to thank the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program.  When the grant program …


Eagle Cam: Iowa Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching Live

4/1/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

This eagle cam is brought to you by the Raptor Resource Project, who set up this cam atop a tree at a fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa. Update: March 27, 2012 – The first egg hatched this afternoon! (Get a …

Urban Wildlife Inspires Greater Need for Healthy Communities

12/23/2010 // By Miguel Mejia

This past weekend, I was inspired by one of the most awesome spectacles I’ve witnessed since moving to the nation’s capital: On my ride home from some Christmas shopping, I took a look across a reservoir in northern Washington, DC …

Bald eagle in flight, photographed by Jim McCollum

Cleared for Landing

11/23/2010 // By Hannah Schardt

A bald eagle slows to land in a nearly leafless tree near Maryland’s Conowingo Dam. Photographed by Jim McCollum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

wild turkey, pilgrims, thanksgiving

Eight Wild Animal Species the Pilgrims Ate—and How They Are Today

11/18/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The Pilgrims’ first thanksgiving celebration (which lasted three days) probably took place in mid October 1621, after an unexpectedly bountiful harvest. The newcomers invited local Indians—who had given them a lot of useful advice on farming—to join them. According to …

Young Eagle Sees Dog As Prey

7/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A Jack Russell Terrier recently had a run-in with a young bald eagle and, it seems, got the worst of the encounter. reports: Trubee and Jurchison (dog’s owners) suspect the eaglet spotted Moby as a potential meal and tried to …