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Common tern chick

Photo of the Day: Beak Wide Open

5/7/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Common tern chick ready and waiting for food Photo by Lisa Franceski Check out more nature and wildlife photos, vote for your favorites and enter your own images in the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

Pygmy nuthatches

Wildlife Through a Lens: Focus on Birds

5/3/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Spring is a prime season for bird photography, and we want you to feel inspired to grab your camera and snap some photos! We asked Christine Haines, one of our Flickr group members and a long-time National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant, […] Read more >

Eastern meadowlark

Photo of the Day: Eastern Meadowlark

4/23/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Wildlifeshoots See more of Wildlifeshoots’ photos on Flickr >> Check out more nature photos, vote for your favorites, and submit your own images in the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

Buntings at bird feeder by Bernard Friel

Summer Bird Feeding: the Case For and Against

4/18/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Should you take your bird feeders down for the summer? The answer may depend on where you live. Ever since I started feeding backyard birds several years ago, I’ve religiously taken down my feeders this time of year and not […] Read more >

Red-breasted nuthatch

Photo of the Day: Red-breasted Nuthatch

4/16/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Flipkeat See more of Flipkeat’s photos on Flickr >> Check out more nature photos, vote for your favorites, and submit your own images in the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

A rehabilitated Red Tail Hawk is released.  Photo by Will Stuart.

Matthews, North Carolina Celebrates Community Wildlife Habitat Certification

4/15/2013 // By Roxanne Paul

Matthews, North Carolina recently celebrated becoming the nation’s 64th NWF Community Wildlife Habitat with “A Day of Play” at Squirrel Lake Park. Despite the cold, drizzly weather, spirits were high as the community came together to acknowledge the work of […] Read more >

Short-eared owl

Photo of the Day: Short-eared Owl at Sunset

4/3/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Larry Keller See more of Larry Keller’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 >

Exxon Mobil pipeline oil spill, Mayflower, AR, March 2013 (AJ Zolten)

Exxon Tar Sands Pipeline Ruptures in Arkansas, Forcing Evacuations and Threatening Wildlife (UPDATE)

4/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

An Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada spilled in Arkansas on Friday, sending thousands of gallons of heavy crude oil flowing through residential streets outside Little Rock, forcing families to evacuate 22 homes, and threatening a reservoir […] Read more >

Egret Chick

A New Look at Easter: Nests, Eggs and Chicks

3/31/2013 // By Dani Tinker

As birds gear up for spring egg-laying season, it’s an excellent time to learn about bird’s nests, eggs and chicks! This weekend I challenge you to celebrate the season and holiday by exploring the nature around you. I’d say reading […] Read more >

Least flycatcher

Photo of the Day: Least Flycatcher

3/27/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Mary Anne Pfitzinger See more of Mary Anne Pfitzinger’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 […] Read more >