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American lady butterfly, Permaquid Point, Maine

Photo of the Day: American Lady Butterfly

6/2/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Buggy Photo Tips How to Photograph Insects — Pro photographer Rob Sheppard shares tips for taking photos of insects, spiders, and other tiny creatures.   This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife […] Read more >

Photo: Jim Brown

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: YELLOW

5/18/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially yellow. Read more >

Black-footed ferret. Photo by Ryan Hagerty for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

How many grassland animals do you know?

5/4/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Last week the 2012 Farm Bill began its long journey through Congress in the Senate Agriculture Committee, where it passed 16-5. While we think it is a good starting place, there are still critical protections for wildlife that are missing. […] Read more >

Butterfly alighting on a fellow traveler (Photo: Anne Senft)

7 Animals to Bring You Good Luck

3/16/2012 // By Anne Senft

Animals enrich our lives in many ways. Here are a handful that are thought to bring us luck. Read more >

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C Moerk

Save State and Tribal Wildlife Grants!

4/5/2011 // By Helen Chmura

  When I think of conservation successes, I think of the bald eagle.  While the Endangered Species Act was critical for the eagle’s recovery, we also need to thank the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program.  When the grant program […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Thursday’s Tiny Treasures Think You’re The “Creepy” One

3/18/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

It’s National Wildlife Week, and we hope today’s post won’t make you too scared to look under that rock in your yard. There may be creepy crawlies (a.k.a invertebrates) living underneath, but believe me, they are more scared of you. […] Read more >

Bull Elk by Richard Watson

12 Places to See Amazing Animals

2/22/2010 // By Guest Author

Wherever you live in the U.S., you are near fabulous places for wildlife watching. Our friends at grandparents.com put together this list to help you find a spot near you: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge – Fort Worth, Texas […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: A Family Garden

9/24/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

To me, a family garden is an outdoor landscape (if even a balcony, windowsill or community park or school garden) that has something for everyone in your family, and a space you take care of together throughout the year: planting, […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Digging

9/2/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Whether you’re searching for sand crabs, or planting a flower, digging is a great way to explore the outdoors. Read more >

Migration Begins!

8/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of seasons is an important influence on animal behavior. Whether it’s the […] Read more >