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Weekly News Roundup- May 31, 2013

5/31/2013 // By Anne Goddard

National Wildlife Federation Partners with Animal Planet to Connect Viewers with the Wild World around Them May 28- National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is pleased to work with Animal Planet to promote the series, North America, premiering on May 28 at 9 […] Read more >

Baltimore Oriole by Lynn Cleveland

Photo Gallery: Seven “City Birds”

5/30/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Hear the words “city birds” and you’re likely to picture a handful of common nonnative species such as the European starling, house sparrow and pigeon. But a long-term survey of breeding birds in Baltimore, Maryland, has revealed that a surprising […] Read more >

Anna's hummingbird in Craig's backyard, photo by Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark’s List of Backyard Wildlife

5/27/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Like many other nonprofit and social media enthusiasts, I started following Craig Newmark on Facebook for his technological genius, witty commentary and dedication to philanthropy with craigconnects and other efforts. Yet in between his eclectic posts like a link to […] Read more >

Scarlet tanager

Photo of the Day: Quizzical Scarlet Tanager

5/22/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Mark Preston See more of Mark Preston’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group […] Read more >

Hilary growing up in Baltimore city

Baltimore: My Hometown and Now a City for the Birds

5/20/2013 // By Hilary Harp Falk

I grew up in Baltimore and still love all the special things about it: neighborhood pride, crab cakes, and the Inner Harbor. There is even more to be proud of in Baltimore these days, such as successful sports teams, economic development […] Read more >

Tree swallows fighting over a perch. Photo by Bob Feldman. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest.

Photo of the Day: Tree Swallow Scuffle

5/20/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

Juvenile green heron

Photo of the Day: Flight of the Green Heron

5/16/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Juvenile green heron flying Photo by Flickr member Wildlifeshoots Do you love nature photos? Check out the amazing entries or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

Less Water, More Wildlife — What’s Not to Love about Native Plants?

5/16/2013 // By Judith Kohler

Some gardeners want to cut their water and chemical use. Others want to attract more butterflies, birds and bees. Whatever the reason, Denver-area gardeners seem to be increasingly interested in indigenous flowers, grasses and shrubs. Every May for the past […] Read more >

Nuttall's woodpeckers

Photo of the Day: Nuttall’s Woodpeckers

5/15/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Nuttall’s woodpeckers feeding their fledgling in Los Osos, California Photo by Donald Quintana Gardening For Wildlife Create habitat for woodpeckers and other wildlife species in your yard or garden by providing food, water, cover, and places to raise young. Learn […] Read more >

A pair of bald eaglets in West Newbury, MA (MA Energy & Environmental Affairs on Flickr)

Bald Eagle Comeback Highlights Need for McCarthy’s Leadership at EPA

5/10/2013 // By Miles Grant

Just a generation after they were re-introduced, bald eagles are coming back strong in Massachusetts. But at the very same time, polluter allies in Congress are playing political games with the nomination of one of the people who helped pave […] Read more >