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What to do With Fallen Leaves

You shouldn’t feel obligated to rake up every last leaf in your yard this fall.  Leave leaves on the ground — they have a lot of benefit to wildlife and …

Weekly News Roundup: Photo Contest Winners Revealed and More!

After an incredible 29,000 entries and countless votes from wildlife enthusiasts across the country, the winners of the 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest have been released! Our contest winners will …

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10+ Naturalist Resources for Identifying Wildlife

The animals we see, the sounds we hear, the forests, meadows and riverbanks we explore, all tell a story. As curious individuals, it can be difficult to recognize what we’re looking at, and …

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Surprising Similarities: What’s Going on in YOUR Backyard?

By Kim Kurki, author of World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide Did you ever think of hummingbirds and woodpeckers as similar? Until recently, I didn’t. Where I live in Eastern …

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Puffins Faring Well…For Now

Last week, after 37 years of coming to the Maine coast, I had the distinct privilege of seeing the Atlantic puffin, beautiful sea birds that are appropriately named Parrots of …

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Functional Decor for the Wildlife Garden

You can create a wildlife-friendly garden that provides birds, butterflies and other backyard wildlife with the four components of habitat: food, water, cover, and places to raise their young. These …

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The Puffins of Machias Seal Island

Opening the small window of the duck blind on Machias Seal Island (off the coast of Maine) to observe the puffins was exhilarating. For the next 45 minutes, I was …

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NWF Certified Wildlife Habitats Coming to a College Near You!

National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program has been helping individuals and communities certify their wildlife habitats and take action on behalf of wildlife since 1973. The program engages homeowners, …

Not only would Vermont moose be threatened by a tar sands spill here, but they also face challenges due to climate change that will be exacerbated by runaway tar sands expansion. Credit: David Govatski USFWS

Vermont Leads New England on Path to Cleaner Fuel Mix

As more Vermonters learn about the threat of climate disrupting tar sands—one of the planet’s dirtiest and most carbon polluting fuels—being transported through the Northeast Kingdom via an aging oil …

Weekly News Roundup: Migratory Birds at Risk and more

Canadian tar sand developments are impacting North American migratory birds, according to a report released Wednesday by National Wildlife Federation and our state affiliates. As the report details, these harmful …

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