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Gifts That Help Wildlife

11/30/2015 // By David Mizejewski

With the holiday shopping season upon us, here are some gifts ideas from our new Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide catalog that will help attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your yard or garden. These make perfect gifts for the birder …

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6 Common Activities That Harm Wildlife

11/19/2015 // By Laura Bruss

Sometimes we forget that nearly everything we do has an impact on the world around us. Here are six common activities that many of us don’t realize have a negative effect on wildlife: 1. Using Products with Microbeads Have you ever …

Snowy egret. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant David Wornham

Protecting the Great Marsh From Climate-Driven Threats

10/29/2015 // By Taj Schottland

A Coastal Jewel The Great Marsh is described by many as the coastal jewel of the Northeast. It’s the largest salt marsh in New England, spanning over 20,000 acres of pristine marsh habitat, barrier beaches, and tidal estuaries. Located in …

Shrubs and flowers that support migrating monarch butterflies are also in full bloom in the fall, like this flowering groundsel bush, a cousin of the western coyote bush. Photo by Stacy Small-Lorenz

Wild Times at the Jersey Shore: Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

10/16/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Maybe forest isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Jersey Shore. But this was just one of the sights I encountered on the Delaware Bay Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge on an …

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Protecting Home for Wildlife in the Arctic

10/16/2015 // By Abby Barber

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the largest, wildest and most pristine refuge in the entire National Wildlife Refuge System. It harbors many wildlife species, especially during the short summer months, thanks to a diversity of habitats including tundra, rivers, …

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The Remarkable Wildlife of California’s National Wildlife Refuges

10/14/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

This week NWF is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. Wildlife refuges are some of the most important protected areas for wildlife in the country. In California, there’s no shortage of spectacular wildlife habitat and an abundance of diverse wildlife watching, from …

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Introducing the Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide Catalog

9/29/2015 // By NWF

For 30 years, National Wildlife Federation has been offering nature-inspired merchandise through National Wildlife Catalog. Now, we’ve launched a brand new online catalog called the Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide. It’s filled with everything you need to create a thriving wildlife …

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Yield to Wildlife on Your Summer Beach Trip

5/22/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Spring and summer beach season is upon us! As you plan your vacation, keep these tips in mind to share the beach with nesting birds, sea turtles, seals, sea stars and an abundance of other wildlife. Give Wildlife Space As with other …

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Is That Sushi Safe, Kingfisher?

5/11/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

If you love paddling, swimming or just walking along the banks of creeks and rivers like I do, you are probably familiar with the head-turning chatter of the Belted Kingfisher as it flies upstream, making its way between streamside perches.  …

Weekly News Roundup: Action for Mule Deer and more

5/1/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Coal mining is threatening the habitat mule deer need to live and raise their young. The Department of the Interior needs to stop subsidizing coal companies that are destroying their habitat. Luckily, the Department is currently considering new rules to …

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