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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 Faulkner

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 Faulkner

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 >

Yosemite's great gray owl population was recognized as a distinctive subspecies in 2010. (photo by Joe Medley)

Give a Hoot for Yosemite’s Great Gray Owl

3/22/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

This year’s theme for National Wildlife Week, “Branching Out for Wildlife,” celebrates trees and their importance to wildlife and people. In California, we couldn’t think of a more remarkable—or more rare—tree dweller to feature than Yosemite’s great gray owls. Why […] Read more >

Great horned owlets in tree cavity

Photo of the Day: Heart of Great Horned Owls

3/20/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Jerry Patterson See more of Jerry Patterson’s photos on Flickr >> Celebrating National Wildlife Week The theme for National Wildlife Week 2013 is “Branching Out For Wildlife” and today, day 3, focuses on the tree trunk. Many species, […] Read more >

Green Jays

Photo of the Day: Green Jay Face Off

3/18/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Kenny Salazar See more of Kenny Salazar’s photos on Flickr >> Happy National Wildlife Week! March 18 – 24 is National Wildlife Week, an annual event that celebrates wildlife and ways we can help protect species and their […] Read more >

Sandhill crane parent feeding chick

Photo of the Day: Sandhill Crane Chick Being Fed

3/13/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Cindy Bryant See more of Cindy Bryant’s photos on Flickr >> Sandhill Cranes: an Ancient Bird, a New Threat, and How You Can Help Big Oil’s actions are threatening Sandhill cranes and other wildlife species with critical habitat […] Read more >

Great blue heron feeding chick

Photo of the Day: Great Blue Heron with a Great Fish

3/8/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Eileen Fonferko See more photos by Eileen Fonferko 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 >