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Celebrating one of Nature’s Greatest Engineers: The Martinez Beaver Festival

8/6/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

People line the small footbridge bridge that crosses Alhambra Creek in downtown Martinez, eagerly scouting the water for a look at the city’s star attraction. One young girl starts pointing excitedly at the water and exclaims, “I see bubbles! I […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski with an alligator, from the Today Show's Instagram page.

Today Show: Surprising “Backyard Wildlife”

5/1/2013 // By David Mizejewski

It’s Garden for Wildlife Month! In honor of this annual celebration of National Wildlife Federation’s 40-year-old Certified Wildlife Habitat program, I brought some “backyard wildlife” on my Today Show segment this week.  But these animals are definitely NOT the songbirds […] Read more >

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Twelve Tree-Mendous Wildlife Facts for National Wildlife Week

3/13/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

Next Monday we’ll join children across the country in a celebration of trees during National Wildlife Week. This year, we’re teaming up with kids and hope to plant 75,000 trees in honor of National Wildlife Week’s 75th anniversary. Read about […] Read more >

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Wild Thanksgiving on Today Show

11/23/2011 // By David Mizejewski

Here’s the clip of National Wildlife Federation’s Today Show segment in celebration of Thanksgiving. In keeping with the theme, I of course brought on a wild turkey.  I wanted to show viewers the wild version of the domestic bird that […] Read more >

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12 Places to See Amazing Animals

2/22/2010 // By Guest Author

Wherever you live in the U.S., you are near fabulous places for wildlife watching. Our friends at grandparents.com put together this list to help you find a spot near you: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge – Fort Worth, Texas […] Read more >

When Words Become Endangered: Oxford Junior Dictionary Removes Nature Words

10/1/2009 // By Anne Cissel

Noted Washington naturalist Robert Pyle once asked, “What is the extinction of a condor to a child who has never seen a wren?” In other words, if children can’t recognize the common wildlife in their neighborhoods, why would they care […] Read more >

Stuffed Animals Help Baby Beavers

8/2/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Animal rescue always has the risk of wild animals becoming too dependent on humans.  To save some baby beaver kits, PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, WA found that stuffed animals helped. KOMO News.com reports: “PAWS tries to minimize human interaction, but […] Read more >

50+ Nature Words Taken Out Of Dictionary

3/5/2009 // By Anne Cissel

Picture this: A father and son are walking home from school. The boy bends down to blow on a dandelion. A classic image of childhood, wouldn’t you say? Once home, the father reaches for a children’s dictionary — the one […] Read more >