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Great horned owl by Larry Hitchens

5 Spook-tacular Animals to Welcome to Your Garden this Halloween

10/26/2011 // By NWF

Each year at Halloween, popular decorations and public perceptions can give some animals a reputation for being menacing or malignant. But some of these creepy critters, like spiders, owls and bats, can be especially beneficial to your backyard habitat. Owls …

Lesser long-nosed bat by Greg Tucker

Wildlife-Watching at Night: Five Species You May Spot in Your Backyard

6/1/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Welcome to June 2011—a month that has been designated Great Outdoors Month by President Barack Obama and by dozens of states across the country. Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we’re gearing up to celebrate the great outdoors with NWF’s Great American …

Photo by Forrest Brem and Public Library of Science via Wikimedia Commons.

5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

1/11/2011 // By David Mizejewski

In the last week, we heard news report after news report of mass wildlife die-off events, making it seem like the Apocalypse was drawing near. Birds dropped out of the sky, dead fish covered miles of the surface of rivers …

Wildlife CSI: The Feds Investigating the “Aflockalypse” Blackbird Deaths.

1/8/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

In the face of all the recent bird and fish kills in the U.S. and abroad, we thought it might be interesting to learn more about the federal office that investigates bird, fish and other wildlife kills in the United …

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

12/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering and even inspiring. 1. The Great Gulf Turtle Rescue In April we saw the beginning of the BP …

little brown bat affected by White-nose syndrome

Now that’s scary! White-nose syndrome decimating US bat populations

10/28/2010 // By Helen Chmura

It’s almost Halloween and there is no better time to spotlight an animal in need of our attention: bats! Bat populations across the northeastern United States are being destroyed by a deadly new fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. As …

Sawing grooves in my bat house

The Ever-Popular Build-a-Bat-House Website

10/27/2010 // By Carla Brown

Have you ever wanted to build a bat house? Apparently, LOTS of people are interested. How do I know? Many years ago, I wrote a page on how to build a bat house on National Wildlife Federation’s website. I write …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 1

10/28/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Who’s your favorite vampire? Do you swoon over Edward Cullen and Bill Compton, or are classic bloodsuckers like Count Dracula and Lestat de Lioncourt more your …

Three Things You Can Do for Bees

6/23/2009 // By Julia Marden

I was just flipping through this month’s National Wildlife magazine, and I saw this fascinating article on America’s bees. Bees and other pollinators are disappearing from our country due to a variety of threats to their habitat and climate. And …

Dave Mizejewski to Talk Bullfrogs, Bats and Backyard Campout on Tuesday’s Today Show

6/22/2009 // By Kristin Johnson

UPDATE 6/23: Watch David’s appearance here! NWF naturalist David Mizejewski will be making a live appearance on the Today Show tomorrow morning (June 23rd) to promote the Great American Backyard Campout, happening in backyards across the country this weekend, June …

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