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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 Faulkner

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 Faulkner

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 Faulkner

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 >

Northern Cardinals by Paul Brown

Help Bugs—and Birds—By Growing Native Plants

5/9/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Like most environmentally-friendly gardeners, I’ve long known that it’s better to cultivate native than nonnative plants. Adapted to local conditions, natives thrive better—and with less water and other expensive inputs such as fertilizer—than do most exotics. Natives also are less […] Read more >

Common tern chick

Photo of the Day: Beak Wide Open

5/7/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

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 Faulkner

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 Faulkner

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 >